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Entity Framework Code First Simplicity

Looking to quickly get started with Code First in .NET, but don't have the time to read and digest all the tutorials that are available out there? Peter Shaw shows you the quickest, simplest way to get started with Code First Entity Framework (EF).

Portable Databases

In today's world of mobile apps, it's not an unreasonable expectation to want a database that's small, lightweight, and travels with the app from device to device. Take a quick look at what's available out there, and a few of the pros and cons of each.

Understanding Dependency Injection

Simply put, Dependency Injection is a design pattern that helps a class separate the logic of creating dependent objects. The result of this separation is a loosely coupled system where there is no rigid dependency between two concrete implementations. This article discusses what Dependency Injection is and illustrates its use in an ASP.NET MVC application.

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