English | 1/26/2015 | mp4 | H264 1024x768 | AAC 1 ch | 1 hr 50 min | 215 MB
eLearning | Level: Intermediate
In this course, you’ll learn about a few of Entity Framework’s more recent additions to support SQL Server features. You’ll start with a look at Entity Framework’s support for hierarchyID or, rather, it’s missing support. Then you’ll jump into one of the best new features in Entity Framework in a long time, that would be enums, which you can use to protect the integrity of your data. Next you’ll explore Entity Framework’s support for spatial data, which support location-aware applications and data. You’ll wrap up the course with a look at table-valued functions and their support in Entity Framework.
This course assumes that you are experienced with relational database design and programming concepts. Entity Framework is all about data access, and the course doesn’t spend any time on data fundamentals. You’ll also need a good understanding of object-oriented programming in C#, so that you know how to use the entity data objects that Entity Framework generates from your data model. You’ll also need to have a working knowledge of Language INtegrated Queries (LINQ) in C#. The course uses Entity Framework with various SQL Server databases, so you should know enough about SQL Server to know how to perform various tasks and be able to connect to a database. But you don’t need deep knowledge of SQL Server to use Entity Framework productively. You should have already viewed the Entity Framework 6.1: ORM and Modifying Entities course before taking this course.