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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

New features in Entity Framework 7

Entity Framework 7, a major redesign of the ORM, is the latest version of Entity Framework with the vision of "New Platforms, New Data Stores."

Some of the striking features of this release include support for the following:

  • Non-relational data stores and in-memory data: You can now use Entity Framework with NoSQL databases as well.

    Entity Framework 7 now provides support for the following data providers:

    • SQL Server

    • SQLite

    • Azure Table Storage

    • Redis

    • In Memory (for unit testing)

  • Windows Phone and Windows Store applications, Linux, and Macintosh systems: Entity Framework 7 now provides support for Windows Phone, Windows Store, ASP.NET 5, and desktop applications.

  • Unit testing: Entity Framework 7 now provides support for unit testing your applications against in-memory or memory-resident databases.

You can refer to this Channel 9 video to know more on Entity Framework 7: