Julie Lerman


Julie Lerman is a Microsoft MVP, .NET mentor, and consultant who presents at conferences around the world. She is a recognized expert on Entity Framework and author of the highly acclaimed Programming Entity Framework books (O’Reilly).

Improve Performance with Entity Framework 5 1
As Julie Lerman explains, the newly released Entity Framework 5 (EF5) provides significant performance improvements and brings .NET developers many long-awaited new features -- such as support for enums, table-valued functions, and spatial data types.
Using Entity Framework POCOs in WCF Services
Microsoft provides a specialized POCO (Plain Old CLR Objects) template that makes it much easier to use Entity Framework to build Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) services. Julia Lerman shows you how to create WCF-friendly POCO classes and build a WCF service that uses them.
Microsoft Entity Framework 4: Is It for You?
Entity Framework 4, released with Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4, embraces a variety of development styles. Learn why EF 4 might be the version you’ve been waiting for.
Entity Framework 4, Beta 2 Is Here
Julie Lerman takes you on a tour of the near-final version of Entity Framework 4, exploring highlights including the arrival of foreign keys in the Entity Data Model, more stored procedure improvements, support for one-way relationships between entities, new features in EntityDataSource, lazy loading changes, and improvements in query generation.
Renovations to .NET 4.0's Entity Framework
The first iteration of Entity Framework (EF) has a number of frustrating and cumbersome aspects to it. Julie Lerman introduces 11 improvements to the next version (EF4), including intelligent entity naming, support for POCO objects, and foreign language support.
Julie Lerman presents an introduction to the Ink APIs for Web developers targeted at Windows XP Tablet PC users.
Playing in the ASP.NET Sandbox
The ASP.NET team has been churning out add-ins to be used with ASP.NET 2.0 and Visual Studio 2005. Julie Lerman provides an overview of two of these tools: the RSS Toolkit and the CSS-friendly Control Adapters.
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