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Is it safe to install VS2008 SP1 - Beta?

Hi all,

I would like to explore Entity a bit but I noticed that SP1 for VS2008
is "Beta". Will I have trouble when the real SP1 is ready or is it Ok
to install the beta...

Also I hear that there is a major controversy over Linq to entity VS.
Linq to SQL -- which is the best path?
Jul 24 '08 #1
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On Thu, 24 Jul 2008 19:12:57 +0200, Crash <so*********@san.rr.comwrote:
Also I hear that there is a major controversy over Linq to entity VS.
Linq to SQL -- which is the best path?
IMHO it really depends on the problem you need to solve. LINQ to SQL is a
great tool for rapid development of database driving applications
(including those for the web). Entity Framework is a much more complex -
and equally more powerfull - tool.

David Hayden made a nice write up on the subject a year ago, but I believe
that his points on "when to use Entity Framework" still holds:


Another similar comparison can be found at Avi Wortzel's blog:


Joern Schou-Rode
Jul 24 '08 #2

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