Once you have your models created and you are ready to save, the syntax is easy – once you know the syntax. And if you want to see how we do it, the code is [here].
To be honest, I have been quite happy with the Entity Framework – including our decision to dump Data Services and stick to entity-specific CRUD methods on the service tier.
We also noticed that cascade logic seems to be plain-ole automatic. Even when cascades are not enabled within the SQL schema, they appear to work properly as an EF operation. Cool.
To the right, that Ted – and his “Street CRUD”: Create, Read, Update and Delete. My method sample is the CUD part.