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Entity Framework

An object-relational mapper that enables .NET developers to work with relational data
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What is Entity Framework?

It is an object-relational mapper that enables .NET developers to work with relational data using domain-specific objects. It eliminates the need for most of the data-access code that developers usually need to write.
Entity Framework is a tool in the Object Relational Mapper (ORM) category of a tech stack.
Entity Framework is an open source tool with 1.1K GitHub stars and 475 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Entity Framework's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Entity Framework?

Companies
31 companies reportedly use Entity Framework in their tech stacks, including Mews, PFB, and Insoft.

Developers
69 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Entity Framework.

Entity Framework Integrations

MySQL, PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL Server, SQLite, and .NET are some of the popular tools that integrate with Entity Framework. Here's a list of all 9 tools that integrate with Entity Framework.

Why developers like Entity Framework?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Entity Framework
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Entity Framework's Features

  • ORM, Work with relational data using domain-specific objects
  • Eliminates the need for most of the data-access code

Entity Framework Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Entity Framework?
NHibernate
It is a mature, open source object-relational mapper for the .NET framework. It's actively developed, fully featured and used in thousands of successful projects.
Hibernate
Hibernate is a suite of open source projects around domain models. The flagship project is Hibernate ORM, the Object Relational Mapper.
Sequelize
Sequelize is a promise-based ORM for Node.js and io.js. It supports the dialects PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, SQLite and MSSQL and features solid transaction support, relations, read replication and more.
SQLAlchemy
SQLAlchemy is the Python SQL toolkit and Object Relational Mapper that gives application developers the full power and flexibility of SQL.
Doctrine 2
Doctrine 2 sits on top of a powerful database abstraction layer (DBAL). One of its key features is the option to write database queries in a proprietary object oriented SQL dialect called Doctrine Query Language (DQL), inspired by Hibernates HQL.
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Entity Framework's Followers
44 developers follow Entity Framework to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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