Getting Started with the ADO.NET Entity Framework

Wednesday May 20th, 2009 @ 12:00 AM
Rob Vettor
Lone Star College - Montgomery

While most enterprise applications are object-oriented, the data upon which they depend is not. Often, binding these two platforms together can result in significant amounts of lost productivity and a less than optimal solution. Come see how you can resolve this recurring theme by leveraging the ADO.NET Entity Framework as your Data Access Layer. In this session, we’ll…

  • Explore the Entity Framework and its related components
  • Design an Entity Data Model using the designer tools
  • Walk through a variety of examples of how to interact with the model
  • Demonstrate advanced mapping scenarios
  • Compare Entity Framework to LINQ-to-SQL

You’ll walk-away with a clear understanding of how the Entity Framework can greatly simplify your DAL and enable you to program against a conceptual model of your data, versus the actual data store itself.