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Microsoft ADO.NET Entity Framework Step by Step by John Paul Mueller

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Chapter 6. Manipulating data using LINQ

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In most cases, developers with a strong C# background, but without an equally strong database background, use Language Integrated Query (LINQ) to query the databases they create and manage using the Entity Framework. LINQ to Entities offers a number of benefits to developers, but the main benefit is simplicity. It’s possible to create relatively complex queries without knowing much about the underlying database from a DBMS perspective. Developers can also use syntax that’s familiar to make the query, rather than resorting to working with SQL. In addition, the compiler ...

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