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
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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
Here we build a solution that fits the Entity Framework into an n-tier architecture that uses WCF and WPF and the MVP pattern.
MSDN Magazine July 2008
The new Entity Framework in ADO.NET will let you manipulate data using an object model. John Papa explains.
MSDN Magazine July 2007
With the code first feature in Entity Framework, there is no visual data model and no XML describing that model. You simply create the classes for your application domain and go. We'll show you this and several other nifty new features in the latest EF CTP.
MSDN Magazine October 2010
Your app may function as expected when you switch to using a cloud database, but profiling and tuning queries to account for the varying effects of network latency can help you boost overall performance.
MSDN Magazine November 2010
The Entity Framework now includes more ways than ever to create a conceptual model, starting first with just your code, a model created with the visual designer, or a legacy database. We help you choose which one's right for you.
MSDN Magazine May 2011
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?
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
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