Chapter 5. From 2005 to 2010: Business Logic and Data

After reading this chapter, you will be able to

  • Use the Entity Framework (EF) to build a data access layer using an existing database or with the Model-First approach

  • Generate entity types from the Entity Data Model (EDM) Designer using the ADO.NET Entity Framework POCO templates

  • Get data from Web services

  • Learn about data caching using the Microsoft Windows Server AppFabric (formerly known by the codename “Velocity”)

Application Architecture

The Plan My Night (PMN) application allows the user to manage his itinerary activities and share them with others. The data is stored in a Microsoft SQL Server database. Activities are gathered from searches to the Bing Maps Web services.

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