Chapter 15. Querying Data in the Framework
After completing this chapter, you will be able to:
Describe the Entity SQL language and its purpose
Create basic queries using Entity SQL
Use the Entity Provider to access data based in an entity model
The Entity Framework (EF) is a markedly different way of interacting with data traditionally found in relational databases and similar external data stores. With its focus on coercing everything into .NET objects, it brings a familiarity to the data management process. But for those who are used to retrieving data through databases such as SQL Server and their SQL-based data query languages, moving to an object-centric paradigm doesn’t necessarily feel like an improvement.
Fortunately, the Entity Framework ...