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Entity Framework 4.1: Expert's Cookbook by Tim Rayburn, Devlin Liles

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Improving multiple context performance

In this recipe, we will look at performance timings for multi-threaded environments so as to keep from making the mistake of thinking that multi-threading is always faster, without having the proof of the performance increases.

Getting ready

We will be using the NuGet Package Manager to install the Entity Framework 4.1 assemblies.

The package installer can be found at http://nuget.org.

We will also be using a database for connecting to the data and updating it.

Open the Improving Multiple Context Performance solution in the included source code examples.

How to do it...

  1. This integration test will insert 100 entries into the database twice, one using a single thread, the second using four threads. It then asserts ...

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