11. May 2011 11:51
Entity Framework 4.0
Over a period of time ADO.NET has been the primary gizmo for accessing data while building applications using Microsoft Technologies. Entity Framework is one more enhancement over ADO.NET from Microsoft. Entity framework builds a layer of abstraction called Entity Data Model (EDM) over the traditional data model, which actually allows the developer to interact with a model (Set of classes) rather than interacting directly with the database. Before we see how Entity Framework works let us consider few areas where developers need to put some extra effort when interacting with data on day to day basis.