new EF Validations video on Pluralsight

Friday, February 10 2012

My newest course is live on This one is all about performing data layer validations in EF 4.1 (4.2, 4.3) using the Validation API that’s part of the DbContext.

Data Layer Validation with Entity Framework 4.1+
Working with the DbContext Validation API

(total 1 hr 54 m)

  • Module 1: Data Layer Validation with Entity Framework DbContext
  • Module 2: Customizing Entity Framework Data Layer Validation
  • Module 3: Integrating Entity Framework Validation with MVC and WCF Data Services

Here’s the entire list of EF courses I’ve done for Pluralsight (so far Smile). I’ve sorted them in the order you might want to watch them in.

Entity Framework (7 courses)

Entity Framework 4.0 By Example
27 Aug 2010

Entity Framework and Data Models
5 Nov 2010

Designer Supported EDM Customization
6 Jan 2011

Querying the Entity Framework
28 Feb 2011

Entity Framework 4.1 - Code First
18 Jun 2011

Entity Framework 4.1 - DbContext Data Access
27 Sep 2011

Data Layer Validation with Entity Framework 4.1+
8 Feb 2012

Coming soon: Entity Framework 4.3: Code First Migrations and other changes


Khaled said on 2.18.2012 at 10:07 AM

Hi Julie,

Congratulations!, These courses will help the developers a lot.

Could you tell me Julie, Is it easy to convert NetTiers Validation classes to Entity Framework Validation classes? , because I needed this in my business layer and I want to consider one way "Self-Tracking or DbContext Model" , What's your recommendation for me?.

Julia Lerman said on 2.18.2012 at 10:55 AM


I'm sorry but I really don't know. I haven't ever used NetTiers.

Khaled said on 2.18.2012 at 3:37 PM


No Problem , Thank you for your reply :).