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.