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Advanced Entity Framework 6: The Ninja Features

by Julie Lerman

Gain deep insight into advanced features of Entity Framework 6 so that you can take your data access code to the Ninja level!

What you'll learn

Entity Framework 6 brought major improvements to EF allowing developers to align their data access with advanced software practices. This was the first version of EF that became open-source and gained a lot from developer community input. Features with broad appeal such as stored procedure mappings in Code First, support for the Async/Await pattern when executing queries and commands, simplerpatterns for unit testing, and built-in database logging capabilities were among the very popular enhancements. EF6 is also very extensible thanks to custom Migrations, custom mapping conventions, and the introduction of Dependency Injection patterns to open up low-level DbContext configuration. It also gained new methods and properties to allow simpler and smarter coding patterns. This course dives into many of the advanced features in EF6, ensuring that you understand not only what each is for, but how it works, scenarios where you can benefit from it, and gotchas you should watch out for. This course provides a comprehensive look at what EF6 adds to Entity Framework, and it will leave you with the ability to truly benefit from all of the Ninja power that' was added to this version of EF.

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About the author

Julie Lerman is a software coach with over 30 years of experience building software. As a coach, Julie provides support for DDD and architecture implementation, facilitates Event Storming workshops and domain discovery. She also provides deep dives into Entity Framework for her clients in the .NET world. Julie is a long-time Pluralsight author, Microsoft MVP, Microsoft Regional Director and Docker Captain who lives in the hills of Vermont and continues to be known as the world’s top expert in E... more

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