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February 12, 2009

Programming Entity Framework--New from O'Reilly: Building Data Centric Apps with the ADO.NET Entity Framework

Programming Entity Framework Sebastopol, CA—Developers spend far too much time worrying about their backend database, its tables and their relationships, the names and parameters of stored procedures and views, as well as the schema of the data that they return. But for .NET developers, this has changed. "Microsoft's new Entity Framework changes the game for .NET developers so that we no longer have to be concerned with the details of the data store as we write our applications," says Julia Lerman. "We can focus on the task of writing our applications, rather than accessing the data."

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#.

Programming Entity Framework will help you:

  • Understand the core concepts you need to make the best use of the Entity Framework (EF) in your applications
  • Learn to query your data, using either LINQ to Entities or Entity SQL
  • Create Windows Forms, WPF, and ASP.NET applications
  • Build ASMX web services and WCF services
  • Use Object Services to work directly with your entity objects
  • Delve into model customization, relationship management, change tracking, data concurrency, and more

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

For a review copy or more information please email kathrynb@oreilly.com. Please include your delivery address and contact information.

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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For more information about the book, including table of contents, index, author bios, and cover graphic, see: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/9780596520281

Programming Entity Framework
Julia Lerman
ISBN: 9780596520281, 828 pages, Book Price: $54.99 USD, £42.50 GBP
PDF Price: $43.99 USD

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