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Examining Linq2Sql and the Entity Framework

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October 3, 2009 10:00 AM

J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College

J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College

Included in the release of .Net 3.5 was Linq2Sql, a powerful ORM solution leveraging Linq technology. The Entity Framework was release with .Net 3.5 and brought additional features over Linq2Sql as well as laying a foundation for newer ways to work with databases in .Net. Both are viable solutions, but a careful look should be taken to determine which is right for your project. In this session we will look at a brief history of ORM and then go through a walkthrough of both Linq2Sql and the Entity Framework. We will look at similarities and differences of the two technologies as well as the common ‘gotchas’ associated with either solution. We will also look at what it would take to migrate an application from Linq2Sql to the Entity Framework as well as some of the upcoming features in Entity Framework 4.

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