Friday, November 28, 2008 7:27 AM
Getting Started with the ADO.NET Entity Framework
Here is the link to download a sample chapter (Chapter 2) of my book, "Entity Framework Tutorial":
Here is what the book covers:
Chapter 1 is an introduction to the basics of the ADO.NET Entity Framework (EF), its usefulness, its features, and the benefits.
Chapter 2 discusses how you can get started with EF, create an Entity Data Model (EDM), and write a program to query data.
Chapter 3 gives a detailed explanation of entities, relationships, and each of the sections of the EDM.
Chapter 4 provides a sample application that illustrates how to perform CRUD operations against the EDM.
Chapter 5 discusses the Entity SQL query language and how to work with the Entity Client provider.
Chapter 6 includes a detailed discussion on LINQ to Entities with many code examples.
Chapter 7 provides a detailed discussion on the Object Services Layer and its helpful and useful features.
Chapter 8 provides an introduction to ADO.NET Data Services and how it can be used with the EDM to perform CRUD operations.
Please send in your comments. Happy reading!