Working with Entity Framework 6.3 and .NET Core 3.0

In May 2019, Microsoft announced that the first preview of Entity Framework 6.3 was available on NuGet. Entity Framework 6.3 will be the first version of Entity Framework 6 that can run on .NET Core and therefore, work cross-platform. This development, will make it easier to migrate existing applications that use Entity Framework 6 to .NET Core 3.0. … Read more…

Featured Online Course – Entity Framework: Getting Started (Complete Beginners Guide)

Hi folks! I’m pleased to announce that my new online course Entity Framework: Getting Started (Complete Beginners Guide) is now available! This is a comprehensive course on Entity Framework and SQL Server data access. Read on the learn more about the course!   What is this Course all About? Entity Framework is an Object-Relational Mapper … Read more…

Infographic: An Introduction to Entity Framework

Hi folks! In this post, I’m sharing with you a useful infographic I created for my Online Course “Entity Framework: Getting Started (Complete Beginners Guide)“. This infographic, provides a quick overview of the Entity Framework in .NET, it describes what it is, how it works and what are its workflows that allow you to build … Read more…

Screencast: Using Inheritance in the ADO .NET Entity Framework

Welcome to another screencast dedicated to SQL Server 2008 Programmability! This screencast again features the ADO .NET Entity Framework. The screencast demonstrates how the developer can create an entity data model in Visual Studio 2008, and goes one step further, thus demonstrating a simple way of using inheritance in the entity data model.   Check … Read more…

Screencast: How to Create an Entity Data Model

Welcome to my first screencast dedicate to SQL Server 2008 Programmability! This screencast features the ADO .NET Entity Framework; a new feature of Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 providing the developer with fast, robust and scalable data access. SQL Server 2008 fully supports the ADO .NET Entity Framework, allowing developers to effortlessly create entity data models … Read more…

The Entity Framework – Part 2 – Inheritance

As promised on my previous Entity Framework-related post I will try through a series of posts which will contain examples, to talk about the ADO. NET Entity Framework and all the cool features it provides the developer with. This post discusses about one of those features; Inheritance. Inheritance allows creating entities having as base type … Read more…

The ADO .NET Entity Framework

During the development cycle of a database application, the developer may face issues having to do with the fact that the logical (relational) and related infrastructure may not match the application’s needs. This happens as relational schemas are often normalized in such a way, for being able to be shared across multiple applications.   Learn … Read more…