Entity Framework 6.1 was recently released with several interesting improvements such as better tooling, CommitFailureHandler, IndexAttribute, a Public Mapping API and more.
Julie Lerman recently noted that Entity Framework can work with classes having private constructors and private property setters, which promotes persistence ignorance. We explore further.
The community research we published on .NET tools and practices had more than 650 votes leading to some interesting results. We attempt to draw insights.
The EF team at Microsoft has announced a sample database Provider Entity Framework 5 for SQL Server, with support for some of the new EF features.
Entity Framework 4.3 release finally brings the Migrations feature to Developers, without having to depend on separate pre-release binaries.
LightSpeed is a commercial ORM for .NET that boasts of several features such as Entity Serialization, a robust VS designer, built-in LINQ support, support for DTOs and more. We got in touch with John-Daniel Trask, co-founder of Mindscape (LightSpeed’s maker) to speak more about the product and ORMs in general.
Most web service developers rely on a data binding conversion layer within a web service to work directly with data structures in their programming language of choice - but this causes a number of problems. In the first of a series of articles that look at these problems, Dennis Sosnoski starts at the most basic level, looking at simple data types and the issues that arise from mapping them.