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Expand your expertise—and teach yourself the fundamentals of the Microsoft ADO.NET Entity Framework 5. If you have previous programming experience but are new to the Entity Framework, this tutorial delivers the step-by-step guidance and coding exercises you need to master core topics and techniques.

Discover how to:

  • Access data in a managed way—using minimal code
  • Apply three workflows supported by the Entity Framework
  • Perform essential tasks with full automation in place
  • Manipulate data with both LINQ and Entity SQL
  • Create examples that rely on Table-Valued Functions
  • Determine the remedies for Entity-specific exceptions
  • Explore the use of optimistic and pessimistic concurrency
  • Define mappings between your applications and data sources

John Paul Mueller

John Mueller is a freelance author and technical editor. He has writing in his blood, having produced 51 books and over 200 articles to date. The topics of his writing range from networking to artificial intelligence and from database management to heads-down programming. Some of his current books include a SOAP developer guide, a small business and home office networking guide, and a Windows 2000 Performance, Tuning, and Optimization book. His technical editing skills have helped over 25 authors refine the content of their manuscripts. John has provided technical editing services to both Data Based Advisor and Coast Compute magazines. He's also contributed articles to magazines, including SQL Server Professional, Visual C++ Developer, and Visual Basic Developer. He is currently the editor of the .NET electronic newsletter for Pinnacle Publishing.

When John isn't working at the computer, you can find him in his workshop. He's an avid woodworker and candle maker. On any given afternoon, you can find him working at a lathe or putting the finishing touches on a bookcase. One of his newest craft projects is glycerin soap making, which comes in handy for gift baskets.

You can reach John on the Internet at [email protected] John is also setting up a Web site at http://www.mwt.net/~jmueller/. He invites you to visit his site and make suggestions on how he can improve it. One of his current projects is creating book FAQ sheets that should help you find the book information you need much faster.