Julia Lerman

Julia Lerman

Author, Consultant, Mentor, Speaker

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Julia Lerman is the leading independent authority on the Entity Framework and has been using and teaching the technology since its inception in 2006. She is well known in the .NET community as a Microsoft MVP, ASPInsider, and INETA Speaker. Julie is a frequent presenter at technical conferences around the world and writes articles for many well-known technical publications including the Data Points column in MSDN Magazine. You can read her blog at www.thedatafarm.com/blog and follow her on Twitter at julielerman.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Entity Framework
  • .NET
  • Data Access
  • consulting
  • speaking
  • programming
  • training
  • writing



Tour the Top 10 Treats in Entity Framework 4 January 27, 2010 Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4.0 bring us a new version of ADO.NET Entity Framework, called Entity Framework 4. From the designer, to the APIs to entire new feature sets to support agile development, even former EF skeptics are getting excited about this...
Webcast: Entity Framework Tips & Tricks August 27, 2009 Developers discover a lot of behavior in the ADO.NET Entity Framework that is quite unexpected. Programming Entity Framework author, Julie Lerman, will help you avoid some surprises and show you tricks to make the most of Entity Framework.


“I was amazed seeing how skillfully, and with dexterity, both authors has written such an important and in-depth topic in less than 200 pages... if you are developer working on database centric applications, then this book is for you.”
— Dhananjay Kumar
“She not only explains the framework, the multiple ways to use it, etc, but also real world examples that make the light bulb go off in your head. I had read the 1st edition and the 2nd edition is even better. Highly recommended.”
— Gustavo Cavalcanti, Amazon.com
“We all need to get more comfortable with EF and this book is a great starting place. Julie Lerman is clearly the person to learn this from. I strongly recommend it.”
— Peter Kellner, PeterKellner.net
“When I first saw this book I was put off by the sheer size of it, but when I started to dig in, I found that every page was full of information and was well organized. It is an easy read and easy to follow the code examples which can be had in both VB and C#. ”
— Dustin Davis, Amazon.com
“One of the best ways to learn about the Entity Framework is to read Julia Lerman's book, Programming Entity Framework (O'Reilly, 2009)...Julia's use of real-world examples really helped me to understand and become familiar with using the Entity Framework. ”
— Scott Mitchell, MSDN Magazine
“Whatever your view of the technology, though, you need to get this book if you care at all about the area. Julie provides a very coherent high-level description, along with as much detail (nearly 800 pages) as you’re ever likely to need.”
— David Chappell, Principal of Chappell & Associates, Opinari
“What a wonderful book. Clearly written. Comprehensive. Candid. More than a year in the making and well worth every pound. If you are using Entity Framework or think you might want to...this is the book to own. ”
— Ward R. Bell, Amazon.com
Programming Entity Framework is one of the best technical books I've seen in quite a long time.”
— Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Development Community Liaison and Author