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Entity Framework 4 in Action by Daniele Bochicchio, Marco De Sanctis, Stefano Mostarda

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Chapter 2. Getting started with Entity Framework

 

This chapter covers
  • Introducing the book’s example application
  • Database-first and model-first design
  • Introducing the Visual Studio Entity Framework designer
  • An overview of Entity Framework’s capabilities

 

Now that you have a good idea of what Entity Framework is and why it might be useful, it’s time to start digging into it. In this chapter, we won’t go deep into the technology; what we’re going to look at is how to create an application from scratch and how to perform basic tasks, so you’ll get a feel for the power of Entity Framework. The walkthrough in this chapter will also help you get started creating any kind of application you’ll need to write on the job.

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