ADO.NET Entity Framework

In this blog I am trying to explain the concept of ADO.NET Entity Framework.

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.

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