Entity Framework
Enable Automatic Code First Migrations On SQL Database in Azure Web Sites
Now that Azure supports .NET Framework 4.5, you can use all the latest and greatest available features. A common scenario is to be able to use Entity Framework Code First Migrations with a SQL Database in Azure. Prior to Code First Migrations, Entity Framework provided database initializers. While convenient for demos and prototypes, database initializers weren’t useful for much beyond that because, if you delete and re-create your entire database when the schema changes, you lose all of your operational ......
Posted On Tuesday, November 13, 2012 3:10 PM | Comments (4)
Comparing Entity Framework 4 New Stored Procedure Support to LINQ to SQL
The next version of Entity Framework has many new features, many of which are enabling it to catch up with features previously available in other frameworks like LINQ to SQL. One of these new features is the updated stored procedure support. In previous versions of EF, working with stored procedures was quite limited and really only usable with CRUD operations that were mapped to already defined entities. With EF 4, you can start with your stored procedure and have the designer automatically generate ......
Posted On Wednesday, December 16, 2009 11:24 PM | Comments (8)
SOMD NUG Presentation Code Samples – Building and Consuming WCF 3.5 REST Services

Thanks to everyone who attended my presentation on WCF 3.5 REST services last night at SOMD NUG. The link to download both the code and power point is here.  It also includes the SQL script for creating the database.

Posted On Tuesday, July 14, 2009 12:55 PM | Comments (0)
Inheritance with ADO.NET Data Services and the Entity Framework
ADO.NET Data Services provides a robust REST API over top of a data source. That data source could be 1) the Entity Framework (EF), 2) LINQ to SQL, or 3) your own custom data source that implements IQueryable and/or IUpdatable. However, it should be noted that in v1, EF is really the “first class” data source for ADO.NET Data Services because it supports both IQueryable and IUpdatable out of the box. In this post I’ll discuss the scenario where you have inheritance in your entity object model and ......
Posted On Thursday, June 25, 2009 9:29 PM | Comments (8)

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