Windward Releases "Idiot’s Guide to Entity Framework (by an Idiot)"
Entity Framework novices now have a new tool to help them understand how to use the
relational mapper. The
"Idiot’s Guide to Entity Framework (by an Idiot)"
, written by Windward's
Matt Abboud, has been published online. The project is a primer on how .NET deve
lopers can get
started using Entity Framework to work with relational data using domain
"My boss wanted to take a look at Entity Framework so I wrote up a 101 guide for him
and then posted
," Abboud said. "I’m a newbie at EF but I think
it has a few helpful tips."
the basics, such as the steps necessary for adding
Entity Framework to a project
and how to make database tables more efficient. Highlighted tips and tricks include:
Create your database first then have En
tity Framework generate your objects for you.
When creating your database, make sure to set up the FK/PK metadata relationships so Entity
Framework can load it up.
Always include a PK for a table (which is generally a really good idea anyway).
Don't fall i
nto the trap of trying to move an object between contexts
Extend your POCOs by creating a partial class in a new file.
For more information or to access the
Author Matt Abboud hard at work on the
Idiot's Guide To Entity Framework
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