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Getting started with ADO.NET's Entity Framework

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Executive Summary

The ADO.NET Entity Framework is a new way to build the data access layer of your Windows or web applications. It's an Object Relational Mapping (ORM) technology that makes it easy to tie together the data in your database with the objects in your applications, by abstracting the object model of an application from its relational or logical model. This chapter from Entity Framework Tutorial discusses how to get started with Entity Framework. You'll learn how to create the Payroll Entity Data Model, map the model to the database, and write a program to query data.

Title: Entity Framework Tutorial
Author: Joydip Kanjilal
Chapter 2: "Getting Started"
ISBN-13: 978-1-847195-22-7; Copyright 2008 by Packt Publishing. Used with permission of the publisher. For more information, please visit Packt Publishing.

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