A comprehensive guide to the Entity Framework with insight into its latest features and optimizations for responsive data access in your projects About This Book * Create Entity data models from your database and use them in your applications * Learn about the Entity Client data provider and write statements in Entity SQL to perform CRUD operations * Explore ADO.NET Data Services and how they work with the Entity Framework Who This Book Is For If you are a C# developer who wants to learn a new way of querying data and utilizing it in applications efficiently for data binding or other operations, then this book is for you. Basic knowledge of ADO.NET is assumed. What You Will Learn * Explore the features of the ADO.NET Entity Framework * Understand the concepts of entities and their relationships * Create an Entity Data Model using the ADO.NET Entity Data Model Designer and the EdmGen tool * Extend existing Entity Types to create your own Entity Types * Write programs against the Entity Data Model to perform CRUD operations * Discover ADO.NET Data Services and learn how they can be used with the Entity Framework * Familiarize yourself with WCF Data Services (formerly ADO.N ET Data Services) * Apply Code First, Model First and Database First approaches In Detail 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. Style and approach This book is a step-by-step tutorial providing hands-on code examples with detailed explanations. The book aims to explain the concepts of the Entity Framework and illustrate how you can use these in applications with a tutorial based approach.Über den Autor:
Joydip Kanjilal has won a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award in ASP.NET. He is a speaker and author of several books and articles. He has over 18 years of industry experience in IT, with more than 12 years in Microsoft .NET and its related technologies. Joydip is currently working as a Principal Architect at SenecaGlobal IT Services Private Limited, Hyderabad. He has been selected as an MSDN Featured Developer of the Fortnight (MSDN) a number of times and has also been a Community Credit Winner at www.community-credit.com several times. He has authored the following books: * ASP.NET Web API: Build RESTful Web Applications and Services on the .NET Framework by Packt Publishing * Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4 Six-in-One by Wrox Publishers * ASP.NET 4.0 Programming by Mc-Graw Hill Publishing * Entity Framework Tutorial by Packt Publishing * Pro Sync Framework by APRESS * Sams Teach Yourself ASP.NET Ajax in 24 Hours by Sams Publishing * ASP.NET Data Presentation Controls Essentials by Packt Publishing He has authored more than 250 articles for some of the most reputable sites, such as www.msdn.microsoft.com, www.code-magazine.com, www.asptoday.com, www.devx.com, www.ddj.com, www.aspalliance.com, www.aspnetpro.com, www.sql-server-performance.com, www.sswug.com, and so on. A lot of these articles have been selected at www.asp.net, Microsoft's official site on ASP.NET. He has years of experience in designing and architecting solutions for various domains. His technical strengths include C, C++, VC++, Java, C#, Microsoft .NET, AJAX, WCF, web-based APIs, REST, SOA, design patterns, SQL Server, operating systems, and computer architecture. He can be contacted at: * http://aspadvice.com/blogs/joydip * http://www.infoworld.com/blog/microsoft-coder * Website: www.joydipkanjilal.com * Twitter: https://twitter.com/joydipkanjilal * Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joydipkanjilal * LinkedIn: http://in.linkedin.com/in/joydipkanjilal
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