N-Tier Application Patterns with Entity Framework

This month’s MSDN Magazine has a particularly good article in there by Danny Simmons, Development Manager on the Entity Framework team, on N-Tier Application Patterns with Entity Framework that I recommend reading through. He explains the design considerations you need to take into account when building n-tier applications and also discusses some of the improvements that are coming in .NET Framework 4.0 that will make building n-tier applications with EF much much easier. I’m personally looking forward to self-tracking entities myself, hooray!

Tim Mallalieu also has a good best practices article in this issue that I just started digging into regarding the next version of Entity Framework.