Here we go, brace yourself for a spam of links.
Unbeknowns to me as a resultant of being super busy, I had not recently checked out the ADO.NET and EFDesign blog, but looks like those guys have been going flat out pumping lots of great content regarding the new Entity Framework 4.0 currently in Beta 1 which sounds very promising.
I personally am really interested in the new POCO and pluralisation support and the “Model Only”/“Code Only” features.
I have listed these articles in chronological order, oldest to newest, start from where you find interesting, or start at the top as it’s the first article I could find where EF 4.0 was announced and always good to get that initial background. (by the way, it seems although a lot of content exists on EFDesign’s blog, most of it is linked respectively from each ADO.NET blog article which is good).
- Update on the Entity Framework in .NET 4 and Visual Studio 2010 – 11 May 09 01:53 PM
- Sneak Preview: Persistence Ignorance and POCO in Entity Framework 4.0 – 11 May 09 03:59 PM
- Sneak Preview: Model First in the Entity Framework 4.0 – 12 May 09 03:52 PM
- Sneak Preview: Deferred Loading in Entity Framework 4.0 – 12 May 09 05:20 PM
- Sneak Preview: N-Tier development with Entity Framework 4.0 – 14 May 09 11:28 AM
- Sneak Preview: Entity Framework 4.0 Testability Improvements – 18 May 09 04:56 PM
- Sneak Peek – Using Code Generation Templates with the Entity Framework 4.0 – 19 May 09 01:42 PM
- Sneak Preview – Pluralization in Entity Framework 4.0 – 20 May 09 06:42 PM
- Entity Framework 4.0 Beta 1 bits now available in the VS 2010 and .NET 4 Beta 1 – 20 May 09 09:58 PM
- Updated Entity Framework Documentation for Beta1 – 21 May 09 08:38 AM
- POCO in the Entity Framework: Part 1 – The Experience – 21 May 09 05:46 PM
- POCO in the Entity Framework : Part 2 – Complex Types, Deferred Loading and Explicit Loading – 28 May 09 09:03 AM
That’s pretty much it to date, so I don’t think you’ll be out of the loop if you read all of that. If you would like to learn more about EF 4.0 or new and upcoming ADO.NET features in general, make sure you check out both these blogs (ADO.NET and EFDesign) for tons more great content!