Part of the motivation for writing this particular book came out of offering my local SQL Server User Group an option on one of two talks. They could hear a talk by me on Microsoft’s Entity Framework and the drawbacks from a DBA’s point of view, or a talk on why planes crash and what IT can learn from it. It wasn’t very on-topic for a SQL Server User Group, but I was curious to see if I’d get any takers. Apparently, the DBAs were more interested in plane crashes than they were in learning about Entity Framework. This was actually a blessing in disguise since I had most of the slides for the plane crash presentation prepared. I still have yet to write up the slides for a talk on Entity Framework.