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Entity Framework 4.0 Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach by Larry Tenny, Zeeshan Hirani

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Chapter 9. Using the Entity Framework in N-Tier Applications

Not all applications can be neatly bundled into a single process. In fact, in this ever increasingly networked world, many application architectures have both the classic logical layers of presentation, application, and data, but also are physically deployed across multiple computers. While logical layering can be accommodated in a single Application Domain without much concern for proxies, marshalling, serialization, and network protocols, applications that span from something small like a Windows Phone 7 Series device to servers found in your data center, need to take all these into account. Fortunately, the Entity Framework together with technologies like Microsoft's Windows Communication ...

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