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WCF 4.5 Multi-Layer Services Development with Entity Framework by Mike Liu

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Entity Framework

As LINQ to Entities is part of the Entity Framework, let's now learn what that is.

ADO.NET Entity Framework (EF) is an addition to the Microsoft ADO.NET family. It enables developers to create data access applications by programming against a conceptual application model instead of programming directly against a relational storage schema. The goal is to decrease the amount of code and maintenance required for the data-oriented applications. The Entity Framework applications provide the following benefits:

  • Applications can work in terms of a more application-centric conceptual model including types with inheritance, complex members, and relationships
  • Applications are freed from hardcoded dependencies on a particular data engine or ...

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