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Delayed and Deprecated Features in Entity Framework Core

by Jonathan Allen on  Aug 02, 2016

While Entity Framework has a rather ignominious reputation for breaking backwards compatibility, it pales in comparison to the total rewrite undertaken for Entity Framework core. In this article InfoQ looks at some of the major feature changes and their repercussions.

Rebooting Entity Framework

by Jonathan Allen on  May 14, 2014 3

Entity Framework is being rebooted with an initiative called “Entity Framework Everywhere”. The goal of this project is dramatically reduce both the complexity of Entity Framework and the resources needed to run applications that use it. This will in turn allow it to run on a wider variety of platforms including Windows Store and Windows Phone.

ASP.NET Identity 2 Adds Two-factor Authentication, Account Lockout, Security Stamp and Bug Fixes

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Apr 11, 2014

ASP.NET Identity 2 RTM, recently released by Microsoft provides support for Two-factor authentication, account lockout, security stamp besides several improvements and bug fixes.

EF Gets Public Mapping API, Ability To Handle Commit Failures

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Mar 21, 2014

Entity Framework 6.1 was recently released with several interesting improvements such as better tooling, CommitFailureHandler, IndexAttribute, a Public Mapping API and more.

DynamicData and EntityDataSource Updated with Entity Framework 6 Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Feb 01, 2014

Microsoft recently added Entity Framework 6 support for DynamicData and EntityDataSource controls with in addition to refreshed the templates. It also has few known issues as the support is limited to C# and Web Application projects.

RadControls for WPF and Silverlight Q2 2013 SP1 with Entity Framework 6 Support and Several Features

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Dec 06, 2013

Telerik has released RadControls for WPF and Silverlight Q2 2013 SP1 with the ability to change application icon set during runtime in addition to support for Entity Framework 6. It also provides an ability to pass event arguments to command when using Telerik EventToCommandBehavior in addition to several new features and improvements.

Leveraging DDD in Core-Business Applications Using Entity Framework

by Jan Stenberg on  Nov 30, 2013

Domain-Driven Design, DDD, is all about the domain, not about persistence. With a history of database programming for 25 years, later years using Entity Framework, Julie Lerman, a consultant on the .NET platform and a Microsoft MVP, in a recent presentation at the Øredev developer conference shares her persistence experiences when moving into DDD.

Slow Startup Time and Entity Materialization Issues Affects Entity Framework 6

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Nov 05, 2013 1

Developers reported decrease in startup time and slow entity materialization while working with Entity Framework 6. However, the product team was quick to react with a patch which fixed one issue while Microsoft is working hard to fix other bugs and a new patch release will be available in the near future.

Experiences Going From Data-Driven Development to Domain-Driven Design

by Jan Stenberg on  Oct 16, 2013

With a long history of data-driven development, Julie Lerman shares her experiences moving into using her skills with Domain-Driven Design in three articles, with examples in C# using Entity Framework

Entity Framework Power Tools Beta 4 Adds EF 6 and Visual Studio 2013 Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Oct 16, 2013 2

Microsoft has released Entity Framework Power Tools Beta 4 with support for Entity Framework 6 and Visual Studio 2013.

ORM Profiler v1.5 with Entity Framework 6 and Async Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Oct 11, 2013

ORM Profiler v1.5 has been released with support for Entity Framework 6 and Async in addition to several improvements and bug fixes.

WCF Data Services 5.6.0 Adds Entity Framework 6 Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Oct 08, 2013

The recently released WCF Data Services 5.6.0 provides support for Entity Framework 6 and provides an option either to upgrade or create nww OData services to target EF 6.

ORMs And Persistence Ignorance

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Aug 29, 2013

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.

Entity Framework 6 RC Adds SQL Logging, Testability Improvements and New IntelliSense Documentation

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Aug 27, 2013

Microsoft has released release candidate version of Entity Framework 6 with support for interception, SQL logging, testability improvements. It also includes substantial changes to API, IntelliSense documentation.

ASP.NET and Web Tools for VS 2013 Preview with One ASP.NET, New HTML Editor, MVC5, SignalR 2, EF 6

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Jun 27, 2013 1

The recently released ASP.NET and Web Tools for Visual Studio 2013 includes new HTML editor for Razor and web project files, ability to build all type of ASP.NET applications from a single dialog, claims based authentication in addition to support for SignalR 2.00 Beta1 and Entity Framework 6.0.0 beta1.