Pluralsight has published my latest course, a 2.5 hour course about Entity Framework 7 (EF7).
EF7 is not released yet. It will get released as a “pre-release” along with ASP.NET 5 so that there is a data stack available for projects that target the CoreCLR. Then the team will do a lot more work on EF7 for a full release possibly (wild guess) at the end of 2015. There are a lot of changes since EF7 is begin rewritten from the ground up. Many new features – from things like Batch Updates that we’ve been asking for since v1 to totally new concepts like being able to query and update against non-relational data stores. But there will also be things that do not get carried forward – most notably for some is the EDMX, the designer based entity model.
This course will show you what’s coming, what’s going, demonstrate a lot of the new features (as they are currently …aka the Alpha or earlier versions) and provide guidance about deciding if and when to move to EF7.
Here is an list of the modules:
- Achieving Microsoft’s Goals for EF with EF7
- Targeting EF7 Initial and Future Releases
- Querying and Updating with EF7
- Database Setup and Migrations
- EF7 Futures
- Interacting with EF7 Source and the Team
You can see the more detailed Table of Contents here.
I’ve already gotten some great feedback on the course. My favorite tweet so far was:
“Great info and insight. I don’t know if I’m happier with what’s being added or being removed.”
Check it out and let me know what you think of EF7!