ADO.NET Entity Framework
In this blog I am trying to explain the concept of ADO.NET
The ADO.NET Entity Framework allows developers to create
data access applications by programming against a conceptual application model
instead of programming directly against a relational storage schema. The objective
is to reduction the amount of code and maintenance required for data-oriented
applications. Entity Framework applications provide the following benefits:
Applications can work in terms of a more
application-centric conceptual model, including types with inheritance, complex
members, and relationships.
Applications are freed from hard-coded
dependencies on a particular data engine or storage schema.
Mappings between the conceptual model and the
storage-specific schema can change without changing the application code.
Developers can work with a consistent
application object model that can be mapped to various storage schemas,
possibly implemented in different database management systems.
Multiple conceptual models can be mapped to a
single storage schema.
Language-integrated query (LINQ) support
provides compile-time syntax validation for queries against a conceptual model.