Danny Simmons explores some anti-patterns you should look out for when building n-tier applications with the Entity Framework.
MSDN Magazine June 2009
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This article examines n-tier patterns for success and some of the key APIs and issues specific to the Entity Framework. It also provides a sneak peak at features coming in the Microsoft .NET Framework 4 that should make n-tier development significantly easier.
MSDN Magazine August 2009
This article is the third in a series about n-tier programming with the Entity Framework, specifically about building custom Web services with the Entity Framework and WCF. This article looks at features coming in the second release of the Entity Framework (EF4) and how you use them to implement the Self-Tracking Entities and Data Transfer Objects (DTOs) n-tier patterns.
MSDN Magazine November 2009
The entlib 5 sugest me to use with data accessors for mapping data from database to my data objects (ORM).
But in .NET 3.5 and especially in .NET 4, I can use in entity framework as ORM methodology for data objects.
What data accessors uses advantages over the entity framework?
What differences that should be affect on my using decisions?
Julie Lerman shows database administrators how to limit access to databases from the Entity Framework by allowing it to work only with views and stored procedures instead of tables-without impacting application code or alienating developers.
MSDN Magazine August 2010
Elisa Flasko takes you through a sample weblog application to demonstrate how new improvements in Entity Framework and WCF Data Services work together to simplify the way data is modeled, consumed and produced in Visual Studio 2010.
MSDN Magazine April 2010
This article discusses the Project Linker tool and other techniques to create applications that target both WPF and Silverlight from a single code base.
Erwin van der Valk
Building a data access layer using LINQ to SQL and the ADO.NET Entity Framework allows you to decouple your application from the persistence technology you're using.
MSDN Magazine December 2008
We introduce you to the benefits of building composite applications with the Composite Application Guidance for WPF from Microsoft patterns & practices.
MSDN Magazine September 2008
Here the author answers questions regarding the Entity Framework and provides an understanding of how and why it was developed.
MSDN Magazine July 2008
Here we build a solution that fits the Entity Framework into an n-tier architecture that uses WCF and WPF and the MVP pattern.
The Entity Framework is a hot topic, but how do you know when to use EntityClient, Object Services, Entity SQL, or LINQ? Find out here.
MSDN Magazine May 2008
The new Entity Framework in ADO.NET will let you manipulate data using an object model. John Papa explains.
MSDN Magazine July 2007
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