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Entity Framework Core

Lightweight and cross-platform version of the popular Entity Framework
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What is 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.
Entity Framework Core is a tool in the Object Relational Mapper (ORM) category of a tech stack.
Entity Framework Core is an open source tool with 8.3K GitHub stars and 2.1K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Entity Framework Core's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Entity Framework Core?

4 companies reportedly use Entity Framework Core in their tech stacks, including Heimdal Security, CRISAM, and Recommended.

16 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Entity Framework Core.

Entity Framework Core Integrations

MySQL, PostgreSQL, C#, Microsoft SQL Server, and .NET are some of the popular tools that integrate with Entity Framework Core. Here's a list of all 13 tools that integrate with Entity Framework Core.

Why developers like Entity Framework Core?

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

  • Lightweight
  • Extensible , Cross Platform
  • ORM
  • .NET Core
  • .NET Framework

Entity Framework Core Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Entity Framework Core?
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.
Hibernate is a suite of open source projects around domain models. The flagship project is Hibernate ORM, the Object Relational Mapper.
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 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 Core's Followers
2 developers follow Entity Framework Core to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
Flavio Spedaletti
Terrence Persaud