Have you reached the limitation of the introductory lessons on Entity Framework when trying to implement EF into your real world business solutions? In this course, Entity Framework in the Enterprise, you will learn advanced patterns for incorporating Entity Framework into enterprise level architecture. First, you'll learn patterns for encapsulating your EF logic and how to choose which best suits your needs depending on what you need to accomplish. Next, discover how to align your EF code with the many beneficial patterns, from Domain-Driven Design in your software from breaking data models apart for Bounded Contexts, to persisting tightly-controlled aggregates. Finally, testing code without hitting the database gets easier with the test mock support introduced in EF6. You'll also get to see how to mock a variety of EF database interactions that are triggered by your business logic. When you're finished with this advanced Entity Framework course, you'll not only better understand using EF in your real-world software, but you may gain some general software architecture wisdom along the way. Software required: Visual Studio 2013 or higher, Entity Framework 6 or higher.
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.