Over the past few weeks the EF team has been putting together a whitepaper that talks about the performance considerations developers should take when using Entity Framework. Performance is one critical aspect of developing modern applications, and this document will help developers make informed design decisions and get the most out of their applications when using the Entity Framework 5 (and also EF 4).

There’s no such thing as a magic bullet when it comes to performance. Some of the topics covered by this whitepaper are:

  • View generation.
  • Caching.
  • Query Execution Options.
  • Inheritance Strategies.
  • Lazy Loading vs. Eager Loading.
  • And more.

The document can be found here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/data/hh949853. So go ahead: read it, and let us know your thoughts.

David Obando,
Entity Framework Team