Entity Framework and CodeFluent Entities
One question that we get a lot is:
What’s the difference between CodeFluent Entities and Entity Framework?
How is CodeFluent Entities any different from Entity Framework?
In a nutshell, the ADO.NET Entity Framework is a data access method (it’s an ORM) which allows you to generate .NET classes mapped on to a database. On the other hand, and as explained in the “CodeFluent Entities is not an ORM post”, CodeFluent Entities allows you to generate continuously components (from a model and not a database) such as scripts (e.g. T-SQL, PL/SQL), code (e.g. C#, VB.NET), web services (e.g. WCF) and UIs (e.g. ASP.NET, SharePoint).
Since we get this question a lot, we recently published an updated version of the “CodeFluent Entities & Entity Framework” document!
Furthermore, if you want to see CodeFluent Entities in action so you can make your own opinion, there’s the latest recorded live product demo which is available on our YouTube channel.Likewise, on April 13th we’ll be doing a 20-minute “CodeFluent Entities Tour” for DevProConnections so if you’re not familiar with the product and are looking for a quick way to know more this is definitely a great option for you.
Finally, and to me there are no better way, you can try the product yourself and see how it’s different from Entity Framework. To do this, SoftFluent provides a free version which is available online: check-out the Personal Edition.