Dane Morgridge

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I was at first a little skeptical about the Entity Framework Model First development in Visual Studio 2010 beta 2. I was a little worried that the database that was generated wouldn't be something I would want to use in production. I have used modeling tools before that did a good job and some that didn't. I decided to take a look at it and was pleasantly suprised at the final generated database. The process produces a .sql file that you execute on your database that will create the tables and relationships ......

I am speaking at the Central Maryland Association of .NET Professionals Code Camp on November 7th. I'll be doing 2 sessions: Getting to know the Entity Framework There are quite a few choices when it comes to how to do data access for your .Net application. With .Net 3.5, Microsoft introduced Linq2Sql which is a powerful ORM solution leveraging Linq technology. The Entity Framework was released with .Net 3.5 SP1 and took the concepts of Linq2Sql to a new level. The Entity Framework brought additional ......

Last Thursday I presented a talk titled "Examining Linq2Sql & the Entity Framework" at the PhillyXAML meeting. As promised here is the code download. There are 2 Visual Studio projects, one for Linq2Sql and one for the Entity Framework as well as a sql file to create the database used in both. Zip link is below: ExaminingLinq2SqlAndEntityF... (466.46 kb) Here are some links I mentioned in the talk: WCF REST Starter Kit - A must see if you are doing any REST services with WCF Julie Lerman's ......