Lerman, the leading independent authority on the Framework, is the author of Programming Entity Framework (O'Reilly, US $54.99), a thorough introduction to Microsoft's new core framework for modeling and interacting with data in .NET applications. Her book not only gives experienced developers a hands-on tour of the Entity Framework and explains its use in a variety of applications, it also provides a deep understanding of its architecture and APIs. From the Entity Data Model (EDM) and Object Services to EntityClient and the Metadata Workspace, Programming Entity Framework covers it all. The book includes scores of examples written in both Visual Basic and C#.
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Presented in a clear narrative style that reflects the hundreds of hours the author has spent consulting, teaching, and writing about this new data access technology and testing its myriad features, Programming Entity Framework helps .NET developers master the technology and put it to work.
"Julie has done an amazingly comprehensive job covering all aspects of using the ADO.NET Entity Framework. This is sure to become the canonical reference book on the subject."
– Bob Beauchemin, Developer Skills Partner, SQLskills
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Julia Lerman is the leading independent authority on the Entity Framework and has been using and teaching the technology since its inception two years ago. She is well known in the .NET community as a Microsoft MVP, ASPInsider and INETA Speaker. She is a prolific blogger, a frequent presenter at technical conferences around the world, including DevConnections and TechEd and she writes articles for many well-known technical publications.
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