Entity Framework 4 in Action

Stefano Mostarda, Marco De Sanctis, and Daniele Bochicchio

May 2011 | 576 pages | B&W
ISBN: 9781935182184

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Entity Framework 4 in Action is an example-rich tutorial for .NET developers with full coverage of EF 4 features. The book begins with a review of the core ideas behind the ORM model and shows through detailed examples and larger case studies how Entity Framework offers a smooth transition from a traditional ADO.NET approach.

About the Technology

Entity Framework builds on the ADO.NET persistence model and the language features of LINQ to create a powerful persistence mechanism that bridges the gap between relational databases and object-oriented languages.

About the Book

Entity Framework 4 in Action is an example-rich tutorial that helps .NET developers learn and master the subject. It begins by explaining object/relational mapping and then shows how you can easily transition to EF from ADO.NET. Through numerous focused examples and two larger case studies, the book unfolds the EF story in a clear, easy-to-follow style. Infrastructure and inner workings of EF are discussed when you need them to understand a particular feature.

Who Should Read It

This book is written for .NET developers. Knowledge of ADO.NET is helpful but not required.


About the Authors

Stefano Mostarda, Marco De Sanctis, and Daniele Bochicchio are all ASP.NET MVPs and core members of ASPItalia.com, Italy's largest .NET community. Collectively, they have over 25 years of .NET development experience.


“I found Entity Framework 4 in Action to be a great read and I was able to immediately use the information in the book. For those that need a deep dive and complete coverage of the Entity Framework 4, this book is well worth reading.”
Joel Tipke, Software Developer

“This is a very good Entity Framework book and I recommend it especially for junior Entity Framework developers. The book is written in fluent language and organized well. There are discussions about methodologies like Domain Drive Design and Unit Testing that I really liked which add to the content you are reading and enrich your understanding. The book is doing it job by giving a good deep dive into Entity Framework 4. I give the book 5 stars out of 5.”
Gil Fink, MVP Data Platorm Developement, Senior .NET Consultant