We can’t begin to count all the individuals who contributed to this book, each one helping to improve the final product. All of them deserve a warm thank-you. While we can’t name everyone here, we would like to offer special thanks to the following individuals who were particularly helpful:
Sebastian Stirling, our developmental editor at Manning—Sebastian worked with us from the beginning and masterfully transformed a bunch of words and images into an appealing book. Thank you.
Elisa Flasko, Program Manager of the Entity Framework team at Microsoft—Elisa provided valuable information and routed our questions to the right person when she didn’t have the answers. Without her, this book wouldn’t be so thorough. Thank you.