Learning Entity Framework (Day 1): Data Access Approaches of Entity Framework in .NET


Introduction

The intent of this article is to explain the three data access approaches that Microsoft’s Entity Framework provides. There are several good articles on the internet on this topic but I would like to cover this topic in a more detailed way and in the form of a tutorial that would be a primer for someone who is starting to learn Entity Framework and its approaches. We’ll go step by step to explore each approach via which we can access the database and data using EF in our application. I’ll use Entity Framework version 6.2, .NET 4.6, and Visual Studio 2017 for the tutorial. For the database, we would be using SQL Server. You can make use of a local DB if you do not have SQL Server installed. I’ll explain the database first and model first approaches in this article; while the code first approach and code first migrations will be used in the following article.

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Diving Into Microsoft .NET Entity Framework


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Introduction:

In this book, you will learn about the basics of Entity Framework and the three data access approaches that Microsoft’s Entity Framework provides. This book covers the introduction to Entity Framework, how Entity Framework’s capabilities could be leveraged in .Net development irrespective of the type of application used, the key features of Entity Framework.

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5 Possibilities For Blockchain In Education Technology


Imagine if an infrastructure which is available, and everyone can securely process transactional code and access the data that can never be tampered. All the transactions are stored in a form of a block which is very hard to manipulate or tamper once they are stored on a blockchain. This is the behavior of blockchain where you can store the data in the most trustworthy way in the scenarios where there is no trust. Blockchain obviously is not a place where you can store a large amount of data for every transaction. For e.g. you cannot store a lot of images or documents in bulk, but you can for sure store an information that can validate that your documents or images are tampered with or not. Most data stored on a blockchain is focused on transactions and states of objects, rather than the actual objects themselves.

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Bitcoin Blockchain: Genesis


Blockchain

Imagine if an infrastructure which is available and everyone can securely process transactional code and access the data that can never be tampered. All the transactions are stored in a form of a block which is very hard to manipulate or tamper once they are stored on a blockchain. This is the behavior of blockchain where you can store the data in the most trustworthy way in the scenarios where there is no trust. Blockchain obviously is not a place where you can store a large amount of data for every transaction. For e.g. you cannot store a lot of images or documents in bulk, but you can for sure store an information that can validate that your documents or images are tampered with or not.

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Blockchain Development (Part 2): Programming Smart Contracts using Solidity, Truffle and Test-RPC


Introduction

In my last article on Blockchain Development, we learned about setting up the development environment before we start coding or developing our first smart contract. We installed necessary packages and tools those would be needed for development. In this article, we’ll explore Solidity and develop our first smart contract of “Hello World”.

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Blockchain Development (Part 1) – Setting Up Development Environment For Smart Contracts


Introduction

In my last article on Blockchain, we learned about setting up Ethereum Blockchain on Microsoft Azure using Consortium leader. It is time for some development now. Before we move on to Smart Contracts and their development, it’s important for us to set up a development environment as a prerequisite. This article will solely focus on setting up the development environment for Smart Contract development. In the next article, we’ll see what smart contracts are and how we can develop those.

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Creating Virtual Machine (VM) On Microsoft Azure


Introduction

This article will focus on creating VM, i.e., a Virtual Machine on Microsoft Azure. Microsoft Azure provides many cloud services and getting a virtual machine is one of those. One can create a virtual machine; i.e. a remote desktop machine, on the cloud and access the same with the provided credentials. Azure gives us the flexibility to choose the type of machine; i.e. client or server and the operating system and machine configuration of one’s choice. So, it gives the flexibility to create a small machine or set up a huge configuration machine based on the requirement. Each configuration and component chosen had a price that depends on how long and how much the VM is used. In this article, I’ll set a VM on Microsoft Azure step by step and this article will be more of a tutorial form.

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