Code first book status
Rowan and I have mainly wrapped up the Programming Entity Framework Code First book. It is in production and we’ll have one last chance to review the proof sometime in the next week or so before it goes to press. The book ended up at 150 pages using OReilly’s styling in our Word documents. I’m not sure how that will work out in the final version.
Now Rowan and I are getting started on the next piece of this project, the DbContext book.
Note that the Code First book focus on on mapping, models and database initialization. We go in pretty deeply using a simple console app and many peeks at the database schema and query profiler to see what’s going on.
The DbContext book will let us start looking at application patterns. This is also supposed to be a 100ish page book so we can’t create every single application scenario to meet every single developers needs. It won’t be a cookbook but one that will help you learn what you need to know and give you some good starting examples to build your own great applications using Code First and the DbContext.