A couple of weeks ago, I had announced a tutorial series that I started on Entity Framework 4.0 Learn ADO.NET Entity Framework 4 – Free Tutorials. Tutorials are a great way to learn about a new technology, however to assert yourself as a cutting-edge web developer, you need to top up your learning with a practical approach. I appreciate the efforts of developers who take out time from their busy schedules to teach others how to work on real projects with practical, high–level application development techniques.
ASP.NET MVP Ashraful Alam is one such developer who has released an open source project called the “Employee Info Starter Kit v5.0”, which is a project template that bundles most of the new and existing features available in ASP.NET 4.0, Entity Framework 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010. This starter kit is fully documented and well tested. Here are some links:
If you are an experienced developer or a beginner, I feel this series is equally valuable to both groups, providing a strong reference to one and a good introduction to the other.