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Visual Basic® 2012 Unleashed, Second Edition by Alessandro Del Sole

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Chapter 26. Introducing ADO.NET Entity Framework

Most applications require accessing data. This is a sentence that you already read in this book and probably in many other places, but it is so important. Before the .NET Framework 3.5, developers had to access data using DataSets or they were required to work directly against the database; then they had a new opportunity with LINQ to SQL. This was revolutionary because it proposes a conceptual object ...

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