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Is EF4 mature enough with MySQL or Oracle?

Is Entity Framework 4 with MySQL or Oracle mature enough to be used on production level web application? Can it provide high level of performance, or should we stick with just plain data access with ...
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Is CodeFirst intended for large scale applications?

I've been reading up on Entity Framework, in particular, EF 4.1 and following this link ( http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2010/07/16/code-first-development-with-entity-framework-4.aspx) and ...
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Entity Framework book for beginners [closed]

I picked up Julia Lerman 1st edition book: Entity Framework book 1st Edition I started reading that and it was pretty good, but I'm wondering if there is even a more higher level book for EF? From ...
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Is Entity Framework Code First a bit meaningless/useless in production and what is a good EF strategy for production?

I have been programming recently with Entity Framework 4.1 Code First and am loving it for development, but with only an end plan and a rapidly changing feature list, I am constantly modifying the ...
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In ASP.NET MVC3 controllers, where do you instantiate your DataContext?

In your ASP.NET MVC 3 applications that use a DataContext or DbContext, where do you instantiate your data access object? Here is a non-exhaustive list of where I've seen it done: Individually ...
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How do you know if you should use Self-Tracking Entities or DTOs/POCOs?

What are some questions I can ask myself about our design to identify if we should use DTOs or Self-Tracking Entities in our application? Here's some things I know of to take into consideration: We ...
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MVC, WCF, EF, LINQ - Is it just me? [closed]

...or are things getting more complicated? It seems to me that you need to know a lot of stuff to 'properly' develop an MS web app these days. In the bad old days when we didn't know any better we ...
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What are some arguments AGAINST using EntityFramework? [closed]

The application I am currently building has been using Stored procedures and hand-crafted class models to represent database objects. Some people have suggested using Entity Framework and I am ...
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Should I be learning Linq, Direct SQL Commands (in .net), EF or other? [closed]

Basically, I have a very good knowledge of plain old SQL coming from Classic ASP programming. Over the past couple of months, I have been learning C# and today was my first full day at MVC 3 (Razor) ...
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Entity Framework limitation

I was wondering if anyone had the same need and why (if possible). My problem is: I can't create a model in EF using two tables from different DBs without some weird workarounds. For my scope that ...
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Is Microsoft's Entity Framework a proprietary variant of NHibernate?

I have no knowledge of Entity Framework and NHibernate but definitely want to learn. I want to know how to start. Whether to first read documentation of NHibernate or the default Visual Studio Entity ...
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Entity Framework book 1st Edition

I recently purchased the O'Reilly book: Programming Entity Framework by Julia Lerman. Unfortunately it is the 1st edition. I didn't realize that there was a newer edition. Which in hind sight ...
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Is Entity Framework ready for production? [closed]

I'm looking into Entity Framework for a new project that I'm going to be taking on and as part of my research into it I'm asking some industry professionals if it's stable and ready for 'real world' ...