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Programming Entity Framework: Building Data Centric Apps with the ADO.NET Entity Framework

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Get a thorough introduction to ADO.NET Entity Framework 4 -- Microsoft's core framework for modeling and interacting with data in .NET applications. The second edition of this acclaimed guide provides a hands-on tour of the framework latest version in Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4. Not only will you learn how to use EF4 in a variety of applications, you'll also g ...more
ebook, 920 pages
Published August 9th 2010 by O'Reilly Media (first published January 15th 2009)
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Ahmed Salem
Apr 18, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The book is very nice, takes you from the very beginning of how to understand Entity Framework and LINQ and using them later for windows, web application to some advanced topics related to the Microsoft EF.

I may recommend waiting the next edition of the book for the author, which is promised to have updates about whats new for EF 4.
Ahmed Salem
Sep 16, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book is very nice, takes you from the very beginning of how to understand Entity Framework and LINQ and using them later for windows, web application to some advanced topics related to the Microsoft EF.

I may recommend waiting the next edition of the book for the author, which is promised to have updates about whats new for EF 4
Dan
Jan 03, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Truly outstanding technology book. The early chapters are the best and you can sense author-fatigue in the later chapters, but overall a truly enlightening and informative book. This is not a dry regurgitation of manuals already in existence.
Mark Stone
Was looking for something more advanced. A good book for the first-timer, if a bit outdated.
Yougo
Feb 06, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you are looking to learn more about Entity Framework, this is an excellent source to refer too. The material is discussed in great depth and breadth. The author has extensive knowledge of the subject and does a good job of presenting the information in a very understandable way.

My biggest complaint lies in the code downloads. It is my position that anytime a book builds on code from chapter to chapter, that each chapter should have it's own download so that I can get code that works cleanly f
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Amr
Aug 27, 2011 marked it as left-for-a-while  ·  review of another edition
THIS REVIEW IS STILL IN PROGRESS

One thing I didn't like about this book is that it doesn't stick to building an example. Sometimes it asks you to build the example, and it does it really well. Other times, it just mentions that you could do this and then later you find that you need to do it because this later example builds on top of older example.
Sometimes, it mentions examples that doesn't follow the initial BreakAway example. It's a little distracting.
David Mackey
Sep 23, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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There are few books on this fairly arcane and technical topic, so one has to give Julia props for writing anything on the topic. At times though the book glosses over certain concepts while dwelling upon others...It isn't an easy read, but that may be more due to the topic material than any deficiencies on the author's part.
Alan McBee
Dec 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ref-current, ado-net
I have not yet finished reading this book. This is very thorough book, but seems to work from the assumption that you want to understand how all of the low-level parts work before you are introduced to the high-level parts that depend on the low-level parts.
Arun Mahendrakar
Although I had used EF on various instances before, reading this book provided me with something new that I was not aware of. The depth of subject coverage is pretty darn good and kudos to the author on this.
Lisandro
Aug 02, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
very in-dept for the first timer. The last couple of chapter fells a little bit outdate for the experience programmer but if you're new to it, would worth a read.
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Julie Lerman is a Microsoft MVP, .NET mentor and consultant who lives in the hills of Vermont. You can find Julie presenting on data access and other Microsoft .NET topics at user groups and conferences around the world. Julie blogs at thedatafarm.com/blog, is the author of the highly acclaimed "Programming Entity Framework (with a second edition released in August 2010) and authors the MSDN Magaz ...more
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