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Istvan Novak
EF Code First Cookbook — Recipe #3: Installing Tools to Manage and Trace SQL Server -
As you progress and cook applications from new EF Code First recipes, you will need to view and manage databases. While Visual Studio’s Server Explorer is great tool to have a look at the structure of your databases, it is definitely not the best to manage them. Also, an appropriate SQL profiler helps you understand how EF Code First things go on behind the scenes. A good cook knows the most useful tools if she wants to create quality feast. Before going on with more advanced recipes, in this post you will learn how to obtain the tools that help you cook more delicious goodies. Recipe #3: Install the Toolset to Manage and Trace Databases There are several tools you can utilize to manage your SQL Server databases. In this recipe you will install the two most important ones. Ingredients SQL Server 2008 R2 Express with Tools AnjLab SQL Profiler Preparations Generally, when you install Visual Studio 2010, SQL Server 2008 Express is also installed on your machine, unless you manually...