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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 GitHub stars and GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Entity Framework's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Entity Framework?

57 companies reportedly use Entity Framework in their tech stacks, including Mews, RoofStacks, and productdevelopment.

222 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 12 tools that integrate with Entity Framework.
Pros of Entity Framework
Object Oriented
Strongly Object-Oriented
Multiple approach (Model/Database/Code) first
Code first approach
Model first approach
Auto generated code
Strongly typed entities
Database first
Decisions about Entity Framework

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Entity Framework in their tech stack.

Needs advice
.NET Core.NET CoreFlutterFlutter

Hi Friends, I am planning to create a web and mobile app for eCommerce purposes, which is very similar to Swiggy.com/Zomato. Started this app and created API using .NET Core, Entity Framework, and Microsoft SQL Server as DB. Consuming this API in Flutter for mobile and web UI. Just want some help and suggestions about this selection. Worrying about the application's scalability and performance, please suggest me a good architecture to create this application, which may be used by more people over a period of time.

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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?
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.
Entity Framework Core
It is a lightweight, extensible, open source and cross-platform version of the popular Entity Framework data access technology. It can serve as an object-relational mapper (O/RM), enabling .NET developers to work with a database using .NET objects, and eliminating the need for most of the data-access code they usually need to write.
Hibernate is a suite of open source projects around domain models. The flagship project is Hibernate ORM, the Object Relational Mapper.
SQLAlchemy is the Python SQL toolkit and Object Relational Mapper that gives application developers the full power and flexibility of SQL.
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.
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Entity Framework's Followers
222 developers follow Entity Framework to keep up with related blogs and decisions.