Hanselminutes on 9 - Digging into Entity Framework 4 Code First (Magic Unicorn Edition)

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    Calin

    Wow,

    I used this with nhibernate and fluent nhibernate from a long time, I really like it and saved my life in some tricky scenarios.

    Nice to see EF4 is caching up.

    Good work,

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    Jesse

    I love Code First. I'm new to ORM stuff, so I can't compare to nHibernate or others, but Code First was so simple. And the fact that I'm not forced to clutter my POCO's with garbage I don't need is awesome. I love it. Great work, IMO. I'm sure more seasoned devs can find issues with it, but for me it's FANTASTIC.
    BTW - Magic Unicorns should be available for purchase. I'd buy 5!

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    Paul F

    Brilliant stuff, just done a demo of this myself today, hope to get it implemented shortly. The migrations feature would be fantastic though.

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    Terrence

    Jeff, I love the code first stuff.  Been using it since the beginning.  I wonder if you could help out on the ADO.NET Entity Framework and LINQ to Entities (Pre-Release) forum.  It is getting a lot of traffic and there aren't enough experts to answer new questions.
    Thanks.

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    exoteric

    Thanks! I love EF CF RC WTF Wink

    Seriously, it's soothingly pleasant to work with very few exceptions. In particular data annotations are very cool.

    I don't understand the need for the fluent API so much though based on the example chosen: the example with non-unicode text for example should be able to be handled without fluent API calls. Code is nice, but if a simple data annotation can declaratively direct the data definition, then no need for lambda expressions.

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    Joshua Ramirez

    CTP5 is very nice. I've been using it now for a month on a project and it's working so far. Despite some of its limitations, it's actually just enough for a fairly elegant domain model. I'm very excited to see what's new in the RC!

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    Morteza

    Nice video, thanks guys! BTW, how can we get an EF T-Shirt like the one Jeff has? Smiley

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    John

    We are very much looking for the migration feature!!!

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    kk

    @Calin:i dont get it

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    kk

    @Calin:i dont get it

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    Sillion

    @Joshua Ramirez: I don't get the explanation of the t-shirt and I like one to :)

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