From the forums – what’s in the near future for Entity Framework and tools

Some of the best info about Entity Framework is buried in the forums.

I wanted to surface a few important things.

1) From Danny Simmons on January 28th responding to a question about RTM, while Danny is forced to repeat yet again “first half of 2008” he drops some great info about another build to play with before then:

“What I can tell you, though, is that there will be another beta/ctp before the final release.  Sadly I don’t have a firm date for that yet either.  We’ll let you know just as soon as we can.”

2) From Noam Ben-Ami, who is the PM for the Tools, in response to a question about creating an EDM and then generating database objects from that:

“Despite our best efforts, this feature does not look like it will make the first release of the designer. We are working on this for a future release. In the meantime, we are looking for a way to release some sample code that will demonstrate this functionality and which you’ll be able to modify for your own needs/database platform.”

I mentioned the second point in my upcoming DotNetRocks interview, though I was having a hard time remembering which feature I had read this news about. My memory, it turns out, did serve me right although I was very hesitant for fear of misspeaking.

It would be great if this information were more readily available (poke poke), which is why I’m blogging it! ūüôā

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