Programming Books C Java PHP Python Learn more Browse Programming Books
Qty:1
  • List Price: $24.99
  • Save: $5.93 (24%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Programming Entity Framew... has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Like New | Details
Condition: Used: Like New
Comment: Like new condition. Absolutely no highlighting or marking inside the books. All covers subject to prior use. (If the book was published with a CD/DVD, it will be included in your copy.) All items ship within 24 hours with the exception of Sunday. Please choose expedited (priority) mail if you need an item more quickly than receipt in 7-12 days.
Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for $3.36
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Programming Entity Framework: Code First Paperback – December 1, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-1449312947 ISBN-10: 1449312942 Edition: 1st

Buy New
Price: $19.06
42 New from $13.26 17 Used from $11.02
Rent from Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
$4.84
Paperback
"Please retry"
$19.06
$13.26 $11.02
Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


Frequently Bought Together

Programming Entity Framework: Code First + Programming Entity Framework: DbContext + Programming Entity Framework: Building Data Centric Apps with the ADO.NET Entity Framework
Price for all three: $78.90

Buy the selected items together

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE
Shop the new tech.book(store)
New! Introducing the tech.book(store), a hub for Software Developers and Architects, Networking Administrators, TPMs, and other technology professionals to find highly-rated and highly-relevant career resources. Shop books on programming and big data, or read this week's blog posts by authors and thought-leaders in the tech industry. > Shop now

Product Details

  • Paperback: 194 pages
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (December 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449312942
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449312947
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.4 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #214,982 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

"It's a great cover-to-cover read, and I can easily see topics I'll bookmark and come back to when I hit certain scenarios. If you're planning on using EF Code First, make getting this book a priority." - John Papa, Visual Studio Magazine

Book Description

Creating and Configuring Data Models from Your Classes

More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
5 star
28
4 star
6
3 star
2
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 36 customer reviews
The book is well written with good examples.
awiggans
The code samples work and cover most scenarios you will typically encounter.
J. Spurlin
Nice book about most nuances of using Entity Framework Code First.
Amazon Customer

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By James Skemp VINE VOICE on January 5, 2012
Format: Paperback
While I had heard of Julie Lerman and her book Programming Entity Framework, after the release of code first I was on the fence on just how much I would get out of the existing book. With the release of Programming Entity Framework: Code First I knew I'd learn something, so I picked up an electronic copy (PDF) and started digging in.

First, I should mention that I initially started working with Entity Framework via existing databases. I tried the pre-4 version, but ultimately tried to stay away until EF4 was released. I liked the Visual Studio interface to work with a database via EF, and created one site, still in production, that uses it, but I like being closer to the metal.

With the release of EF Code First I started digging in immediately, using it to create functionality on one site already in production, and most recently started working on another site, for eventual release into production. However, on this latter site I was working with more advanced models and kept running into weird EF issues.

After a few chapters in Programming Entity Framework: Code First I had determined what my issue was, and how to fix it, which alone is worth the price. In addition, while I understood data annotations, I now have a pretty firm grasp on what I can do via the Fluent API, and how I can better control what EF does when it creates the database to store my model.

The size of the book may initially throw you off, but I honestly believe that this book contains as much material as a book almost twice the size. In addition, while I came into the book having already worked with Entity Framework, and code first, I believe this book can easily be picked up by someone new to both technologies.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Björn on May 24, 2012
Format: Paperback
I was initially quite skeptical about the content quality of this book, due to poor experience with programming EF 2ed;
However, this one is surprisingly well organized & well written, with extremely lucid explannations of key concepts using good examples. Well done!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Matthew J. Caton on March 28, 2012
Format: Paperback
Just a quick note to point out this book has no index. It is however comparatively short and very well structured and hence its within reason to read it end-to-end. Until you have made it to the end however, the lack of an index makes it hard to just get on and code.
5 Stars none-the-less - its by Julia Lerman so would expect no less.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By TJ on June 11, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I had previously tried to learn code first by using online examples and code that I had managed to collect. I did ok, but I had several questions. This book reminded me of why I should not learn from the web. It gives you the correct way to design your database using both Fluent API and and Annotations. From the start I was able to create each example as the book detailed. The only place that I had any trouble was with one to one relationships, and the book even stated that there would be some hangups with this. All these relationships took were a little bit of practice and I was well on my way to creating my own database using Code First. I have struggled with Code First for a while and it only took me a few weeks to get through this book and I feel like I am at the top of my game now. I would recommend this to anyone using C# development.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Hugo on May 24, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Again, if you want to know about EF this is a must read. Simple, but useful practice examples, all about a very exciting technology from M S
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By HunterThompson on February 5, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Very didactic and well explained. A good point is that the author does not forget about VB, giving good examples in both languages.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Oleg Kalenbet on October 17, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Great overview for Code First, but to get whole picture of Entity framework you need to get to the main book "Programming Entity Framework: Building Data Centric Apps with the ADO.NET Entity Framework". Actually would be 5 stars if included unit-testing approaches.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By W. R. Lucas on November 30, 2011
Format: Paperback
This book and the 2nd Edition of Programming Entity Framework by this author gave me all the foundation I needed to begin using EF in a very smart and efficient manner in real production projects. Code First taught me how to keep my POCO classes completely free of data annotations and use the powerful fluent API to configure all the mappings and attributes needed to match my classes to the database table by using configuration classes in code. This is the central reason I chose to use Code First.

The foundation provided in the previous book made learning Code First easy. I learned what choice to make from the possibilities and what the benefit and compromise of that choice were.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?