Chapter 19. Keeping an eye on performance


This chapter covers
  • Comparing Entity Framework and ADO.NET performance
  • Optimizing LINQ to Entities
  • Optimizing Entity SQL
  • Optimizing Entity Framework


When people first approach Entity Framework, one of their first questions is, “What about performance?” This is a great question that involves many aspects of Entity Framework.

Entity Framework is a layer in your application, and it’s not news that additional layers slow down performance. But that’s not always bad. Entity Framework simplifies development so much that the decreased performance can be a reasonable tradeoff. Naturally, you must still take care of performance. Fortunately, Entity Framework has several internal behaviors that you can ...

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