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Initial post: May 22, 2010 8:17:06 PM PDT
B. Savoie says:
Julia. I loved Programming EF! Any plans for a revised edition regarding EF 4?

Posted on Jul 25, 2010 7:26:11 PM PDT
Y. Guo says:
Any update on this ETA for the second edition? I read it is August in your blog but can you confirm it?

Posted on Aug 25, 2010 12:39:18 PM PDT
Julia Lerman says:
Hi guys. Sorry I had no idea these questions were here. (Will check acocunt for notification emails). The book is shipping!

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 20, 2010 9:22:50 AM PDT
When will the book be available for the Kindle?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 20, 2010 9:27:46 AM PDT
Julia Lerman says:
O'Reilly has told me that Kindle is coming but I have no idea when and I doubt they will give me, a lowly author ;), a target date. OReilly has ebooks (pdf, mobi which translates to kindle and one other) avail on their site. (Sorry amazon)

Posted on Sep 22, 2010 7:45:01 PM PDT
Julia Lerman says:
Hey guess what? The kindle version just appeared today, Walter! :)

Posted on Sep 22, 2010 7:55:48 PM PDT
B. Savoie says:
Got tired of waiting for my hard copy from Safari, so I ordered another one from Amazon. Arrives tomorrow. This is one book I won't mind having two copies of. One for my office, and one for home. EF4 is really making my data access tasks SO much easier, and this book is so clear and easy to understand!

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 22, 2010 8:04:20 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 22, 2010 8:20:11 PM PDT
Julia Lerman says:
@B. Savoie: Awesome and I'm flattered! :) If it meets your expectations, go ahead and add a review on Amazon. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 22, 2010 8:08:57 PM PDT
Julia, that's great news, thanks! The final push for me to buy the Kindle DX was actually the fact I wanted your book, and I have no access to a book store here on the east side of PR. Time to stop crafting TSQL statements and JOINs, I guess.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 22, 2010 8:18:24 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 22, 2010 8:20:24 PM PDT
Julia Lerman says:
@Walter: That's cool to hear. If you haven't bought the kindle yet, Amazon can thank me for encouraging you to buy it if you do it through my associate account. :) On the learnentityframework.com site, just follow the "buy book from Amazon" link and anything you get on amazon that way, gets me a pat on the back from amazon ...which I can translate into a beer or a cup of coffee at Starbucks. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 22, 2010 8:46:35 PM PDT
Reading the Forword by Danny Simmons right now :)

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 23, 2010 5:36:40 AM PDT
Julia Lerman says:
Walter, that's first edition for VS2008/.NET 3.5. Is that what you'll be using? Second edition (for VS2010/.NET4) has a foreword by Chris Sells.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 23, 2010 8:36:29 AM PDT
Thanks for reading the post and noticing, I realized that I had the wrong edition when I saw two copies of the book on the Kindle and the one I was reading required .Net 3.5, not 4.0. Now I have just one (2nd edition) and a refund in the mail.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 23, 2010 3:10:40 PM PDT
Julia Lerman says:
Hi again @B. Savoie...safari told me there was a snafu that's been resolved and the books shipped earlier this week. If you don't get yours let me know. I can help.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 23, 2010 5:58:33 PM PDT
B. Savoie says:
I got an email from Safari today saying something went wrong and they would get it shipped immediately. Thanks to you no doubt! I appreciate the help!

One of the Safari coders probably forgot to call ToList() and got back an IQueryable when they wanted an IEnumerable. :)

I will get a review posted on Amazon!

Posted on Sep 23, 2010 7:50:22 PM PDT
B. Savoie says:
Julia. I do have a technical question. I know this is not the proper forum, and if you'd like me to ask this somewhere else, I'll be happy to do that, but since I have your attention... Really, my one and only grievance with EF4 is keeping the model in sync with the data store. Maybe I haven't given it enough of a chance, but, but "model first" doesn't seem to be practical when developing new applications around existing, mature databases. When we are in "development mode" on a real project, schema changes can be fast and furious. "Refreshing the model from the database" is a pretty crude way of dealing with these issues. It's really not much better than the LINQ2SQL design surface where you have to delete the table, and drag it back on model. I'm surprised there has not been more effort in this area. I've been using a third party sync utility that seems to work pretty darn well, but is that really how MS envisions these sorts of tools to evolve? If you are interested, the tool is: http://www.huagati.com/dbmltools/ very nice.

Posted on Oct 1, 2012 7:15:21 PM PDT
Hi Julia, love your books, EF is one of my passions within .NET. I would like to know if you have any plans on writing an EF book targeting version 5.
Thanks a lot for writing!
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