Windward Releases "Idiot's Guide to Entity Framework (by an Idiot)"

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Dec 13, 2013 (3 years and 8 months ago)

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Windward Releases "Idiot’s Guide to Entity Framework (by an Idiot)"


Boulder, CO


Entity Framework novices now have a new tool to help them understand how to use the
object
-
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
-
specific objects.

"My boss wanted to take a look at Entity Framework so I wrote up a 101 guide for him

and then posted
it
," Abboud said. "I’m a newbie at EF but I think

it has a few helpful tips."

Abboud's guide

covers
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
full
guide online,
please visit
http://blogs.windward.net/matta/2013/09/29/idiots
-
guide
-
to
-
entity
-
framework
-
by
-
an
-
idiot/
.


Author Matt Abboud hard at work on the
Idiot's Guide To Entity Framework


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