Entity Framework 4 in Action
Stefano Mostarda, Marco De Sanctis, and Daniele Bochicchio
  • April 2011
  • ISBN 9781935182184
  • 576 pages

Answers questions you didn't even know you had.

Noam Ben-Ami, Microsoft

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.

What's inside

  • Full coverage of EF 4 features
  • Layer separation, Data Layer, and Domain Model
  • Best practices

About the reader

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.

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