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Pro LINQ Object Relational
Mapping with C# 2008
Anyone developing data-aware software in .NET should read Pro LINQ Object
Relational Mapping with C# 2008. My goal for this text is to provide you with
the patterns and practices needed to build enterprise-class, data-aware software
applications. Although the vehicle for this message is C# 2008 and the two new
object-relational mapping (ORM) tools from Microsoft (that is, LINQ to SQL
and the ADO.NET Entity Framework), the design patterns and architecture
used within this book can be applied to any application requiring interaction
with a database.
While working with numerous large organizations over the past few years, it
has become apparent to me that many programmers in the .NET community do
not have a good understanding of object-oriented data access techniques and
that even more lack thorough understanding of ORM tools. Conveniently, at the
time I was contemplating writing a book on ORM, Microsoft was releasing not
just one, but two, ORM tools: LINQ to SQL and the ADO.NET Entity Framework.
This could only be fate, and so Pro LINQ Object Relational Mapping with C#
2008 was born.
As someone who has worked in the industry, and who has designed and
implemented many data access layers, my hope for this book is that it provides
you, the reader, with a better understanding of ORM design patterns, LINQ
to SQL, and the ADO.NET Entity Framework. Additionally, after you read this
book, I hope that you take away a better understanding and appreciation for
object-oriented data access layers, and that you spread the word about ORM
and how it can simplify your life.
Vijay P. Mehta
LINQ ORMThe eXperT’s Voice® in .neT
with C# 2008
Vijay P. Mehta