Web Services for Data: Using ADO.NET Data Services Against EF Models
We have offered a fairly critical evaluation of both L2S and EF thus far, even while highlighting their features and pointing out their elegance. But we also mentioned that Microsoft seems to be taking a liking to ORM and is building new technologies on top of both L2S and EF. One of those technologies, ADO.NET Data Services (code-named "Astoria"), is very compelling indeed. It permits you to create a Web Service on top of your EF model, and do so with almost no code whatsoever.
Out of the box, ADO.NET Data Services can work against L2S models as well, but only for read/select ...