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Entity Framework Tutorial (Update) - Second Edition

By : Joydip Kanjilal
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Entity Framework Tutorial (Update) - Second Edition

By: Joydip Kanjilal

Overview of this book

The ADO.NET Entity Framework from Microsoft is a new ADO.NET development framework that provides a level of abstraction for data access strategies and solves the impedance mismatch issues that exist between different data models This book explores Microsoft’s Entity Framework and explains how it can used to build enterprise level applications. It will also teach you how you can work with RESTful Services and Google’s Protocol Buffers with Entity Framework and WCF. You will explore how to use Entity Framework with ASP.NET Web API and also how to consume the data exposed by Entity Framework from client applications of varying types, i.e., ASP.NET MVC, WPF and Silverlight. You will familiarize yourself with the new features and improvements introduced in Entity Framework including enhanced POCO support, template-based code generation, tooling consolidation and connection resiliency. By the end of the book, you will be able to successfully extend the new functionalities of Entity framework into your project.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Entity Framework Tutorial Second Edition
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Why do we need REST?

In a typical client-server communication over a network, a server is connected to one or more clients using some protocols, that is, HTTP or TCP, and so on.

What is REST? Why is it becoming so popular over time? Is REST an alternative to Web Services? How can I make use of the .NET Framework to implement RESTful Services? We will answer these questions as we progress through the sections in this chapter.

REST is an architectural style for designing distributed applications that can intercommunicate. Note that REST is not a technology or a set of standards. Rather, it is a set of constraints that can be used to define a new style of architecture. Essentially, it is a client-server architectural style where the connections are stateless.


The REST architecture style can be applied to other protocols as well. The word "stateless" applies to HTTP/HTTPS protocols. The REST architectural style is popular in the HTTP world and gives better results when used in combination with...