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Lesson 32. Working with SQL

In this lesson, you’ll learn to use type providers with a database that you’re probably familiar with, Microsoft SQL Server. You’ll see how to

  • Quickly and easily execute queries and commands against a SQL database
  • Insert data quickly and easily
  • Work with reference data in code

In my experience, .NET developers working with SQL Server typically use frameworks that fall into one of two categories:

  • A full-blown object-relational mapper (ORM) tool, such as Entity Framework or NHibernate. These tools attempt to provide a layer of abstraction over the top of a relational DB by mapping relational tables into .NET hierarchical object models. They also typically provide features such as state tracking and conversion ...

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