Free Live Learning Event for Microsoft Entity Framework Wednesday, August 31 Brought to you by AppDev

Microsoft has made available an update to Entity Framework 4 that supports code-first development, in which you create the model first using tools in Visual Studio 2010.

With code-first development, you don't have to create entities in a designer tool, or do any kind of XML mapping. Instead, you define model objects by writing regular .NET classes, including validation rules and a context class that handles retrieving and persisting data, and then create a database from your model.

But how good is the resulting database? Are there any pitfalls to this style of development? Can a developer do real database development with code-first?

During this session you'll learn about this powerful feature in Entity Framework and see how to put it to use, as well as explore the issues involved with its development.

Register here.

Comments (1)

  1. Database design is a very complex task when it comes to real world solutions. I have worked with code-first mode of Entity Framework and it was really a nice tool but I think that Microsoft needs to add more functionality beyond the table and relationship design of a database to Entity Framework.

    Entity Framework is a  very clever design and has the potential to cover more details of database design.  

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