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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
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REST is now all set to be the architectural paradigm of choice for designing and implementing scalable services. It is an architectural paradigm that is based on the stateless HTTP protocol and is used to design applications that can inter-communicate. In REST, resources are used to represent state and functionality and these resources are in turn represented using user-friendly URLs. The RESTful Web Services expose resources through URIs and use the HTTP methods to perform CRUD operations. The REST architectural paradigm not only opens up a lot of possibilities, but also challenges. The OData protocol allows you to query data over the HTTP protocol and then get the results back in Atom, JSON, or XML formats.

Google's Protocol Buffers is a binary serialization format used for data exchanges. Protocol Buffer is fast becoming the technology of choice as a popular serialization format in REST-based WCF services as it is a way of encoding structured data in an extensible format.

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