The Entity Data Model


Chapter 1 spent quite a bit of time discussing the need for, and introducing, the Entity Framework. As part of that discussion the chapter introduced the EDM (Entity Data Model) and its many benefits to you. As you have learned, the EDM is the bridge between your application and your data and is the component that allows you to work with your data conceptually rather than going directly against your database and trying to figure out the back-end schema.


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