Has its own tab in the Menu Bar so easy to use
2. Entity Framework (EF) Power Tools
3. Inline Navigate To
Is a default feature of VS 2013, but can be used using this in VS 2012
EF is used for Data Access (ADO.Net)
ADO.NET Entity Framework is an Object/Relational Mapping (ORM) framework that enables developers to work with relational data as domain-specific objects, eliminating the need for most of the data access plumbing code that developers usually need to write. Using the Entity Framework, developers issue queries using LINQ, then retrieve and manipulate data as strongly typed objects. The Entity Framework’s ORM implementation provides services like change tracking, identity resolution, lazy loading, and query translation so that developers can focus on their application-specific business logic rather than the data access fundamentals.
Now the question is what is O/RM framework and why do we need it?
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Sadly VS 2013 needs IE 10 to be installed so 😦
.Create sample projects in MVC 4, WebAPI and WCF wit h.Net 4.5 and see for urself