I know many of you know Rob and just how good his presentations are. He is back
in town next month to deliver a session on Entity Framework.
MSDN Events Presents: Entity Framework 4
You are not going to want to miss this half-day event where Rob Bagby will be illustrating
how to take advantage of the Entity Framework 4 in your applications. The event
will be split across 3 sections and will be demo-driven.
Part I: Modeling, Mapping and Relationships
In part I, Rob will start with an overview of Entity Framework 4. He will then
delve into modeling and mapping with the EF. He will cover how you can create
a “conceptual” or “application-centric” model within the framework to meet the needs
of your application. He will also cover relationships in the Entity Framework,
including the new Foreign Key relationships in Entity Framework 4.
Part II: Querying the Model
In part II, Rob will provide an overview of your querying options in the Entity Framework.
He will discuss your querying options in Entity Framework 4, including the following:
- Entity SQL – What, how and why you might choose to use it
- Query Builder Methods – What they are
LINQ to Entities – LINQ to Entities Overview; Method-Based Syntax vs. Query-Based
- Stored Procedures – Read and Write
- Views, Defining Queries – Composable items
Part III: Updating the model and Real-world functionality (given time)
In Part III, Rob will discuss working with Object Services to track changes and perform
persistence. This section will include a discussion of the new templates in
Entity Framework 4 aimed at working in disconnected environments: the POCO template
and the Self-Tracking Entities template. Given time, Rob will illustrate how
the EF supports functionality that real-world applications require such as concurrency,
validation and transactions.