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Entity Framework 6 Recipes, Second Edition by Larry Tenny, Zeeshan Hirani, Rob Vettor, Nitin Gupta, Brian Driscoll

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CHAPTER 1

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Getting Started with Entity Framework

When working with relational databases, we think in terms of tables with rows and columns. Tables are highly structured and excel at set-based processing. Before the wide adoption of object-oriented programming, we thought about problems “procedurally” and solved them by writing code in a structured, top-down manner, function after function. Both worlds lined up well: Tables, rows, and columns closely matched the structured and procedural patterns in our code. Life was good - for a time ...

Much has evolved on the code side. We now think in terms of objects and domain models. We architect, design, ...

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