This course will help you understand the goals and benefits of using Entity Framework 6 for data access and guide you through creating your first code-based model to store and retrieve data using EF’s APIs.
If you are new to Entity Framework, Microsoft’s framework for integrating data access into your .NET applications, this is the place to start. You will gain an understanding of what EF is for, how it works, where it belongs in your software architecture, and how to get it there. You’ll gain hands on experience with the basics of using EF from designing a simple model to interacting with that to persist data from your application. In addition to getting developers started with EF and prepared to learn and take advantage of more advanced techniques, this course will provide managers with the info they need to help them with decision making when planning a development stack. We’ll be using Visual Studio 2015 and .NET 4.6 for demos.
Julie Lerman is a Microsoft MVP, .NET mentor and consultant who lives in the hills of Vermont. You can find Julie presenting on data access and other Microsoft .NET topics at user groups and conferences around the world. Julie is the author of the highly acclaimed "Programming Entity Framework (with a second edition coming soon) and authors the MSDN Magazine Data Points column.