To Susan, Holden, and Henry who bring me laughter, love, and the occasional banana nut muffin to my work.

—Brian Driscoll

To the “leading light” of my life—Sahibji, and to the most important and lovely part of my life, my wife Nancy and daughter Arushi.

—Nitin Gupta

As you might imagine, a great deal of effort goes into writing a book. Across the many months of late-night sessions, many people provided guidance and inspiration: many thanks to Rowan Miller, Program Manager for Microsoft Entity Framework, and to Sergey Barskiy, our fearless technical reviewer, for their technical expertise and oversight. Much appreciation goes to John Mason and Ben Williams from the Microsoft Developer Consulting Team for their technical guidance. A special thanks ...

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