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Alternatives to Entity Framework

NHibernate, Entity Framework Core, Hibernate, Sequelize, and SQLAlchemy are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Entity Framework.
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What is Entity Framework and what are its top alternatives?

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 1.3K GitHub stars and 509 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Entity Framework's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to Entity Framework

  • NHibernate

    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. ...

  • Entity Framework Core

    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

    Hibernate

    Hibernate is a suite of open source projects around domain models. The flagship project is Hibernate ORM, the Object Relational Mapper. ...

  • Sequelize

    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

    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

    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. ...

  • MyBatis

    MyBatis

    It is a first class persistence framework with support for custom SQL, stored procedures and advanced mappings. It eliminates almost all of the JDBC code and manual setting of parameters and retrieval of results. It can use simple XML or Annotations for configuration and map primitives, Map interfaces and Java POJOs (Plain Old Java Objects) to database records. ...

  • Dapper

    Dapper

    It is an object-relational mapping product for the Microsoft.NET platform: it provides a framework for mapping an object-oriented domain model to a traditional relational database. ...

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NHibernate

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    DDD friendly
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    Entity Framework Core

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    Lightweight and cross-platform version of the popular Entity Framework
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    PROS OF ENTITY FRAMEWORK CORE
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      Fits very well with Microsoft technologies
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      Hibernate

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      Idiomatic persistence for Java and relational databases.
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      PROS OF HIBERNATE
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        Easy ORM
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        Easy transaction definition
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        Is integrated with spring jpa
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        Can't control proxy associations when entity graph used

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      Sequelize

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      Easy-to-use multi SQL dialect ORM for Node.js
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        Good ORM for node.js
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        Easy setup
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        Support MySQL & MariaDB, PostgreSQL, MSSQL, Sqlite
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        Open source
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        Promise Based
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        Atrocious documentation, buggy, issues closed by bots
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        Recommend for mongoose users
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        Docs are awful
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        Relations can be confusing

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      Dieudonné ALLOGNON
      Junior Fullstack Developer · | 5 upvotes · 57.2K views

      Hey! I am actually in internship and have an app to create for my structure. It will be an intern app which will allow crud dashboard actions with some data provided by the use of an API of one of the structure partner and make a correspondence to data contained in a private database. Since it's an intern app, I thought about Electron for a desktop app because I did a lot of web with Laravel and the structure goes more for the desktop app. But it will be my first occasion working with this tech.

      Is Electron a good choice? Wich ORM should be more complete and adapted to this between Sequelize and TypeORM? (Database will be MySQL) Some charts will be displayed in the app. Is there a library (preferably without jQuery) that suits this stack?

      Thank you !

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      What is the best way to increase your income as a freelancer in 2019? What frameworks should be the best to learn? React Node.js Docker Kubernetes Sequelize Mongoose MongoDB ExpressJS hapi Based on trends I've picked up a JS full stack. If you need to work under startups you may replace React with Vue.js . If you want to work in outsourcing Angular 2+ may be better.

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      SQLAlchemy

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        Developer at Django Stars · | 3 upvotes · 76K views

        Merging Django ORM with SQLAlchemy for Easier Data Analysis (Video Inside)

        Development of products with Django framework is usually easy and straightforward; great documentation, many tools out of the box, plenty of open source libraries and big community. Django ORM takes full control about SQL layer protecting you from mistakes, and underlying details of queries so you can spend more time on designing and building your application structure in Python code. However, sometimes such behavior may hurt - for example, when you’re building a project related to data analysis. Building advanced queries with Django is not very easy; it’s hard to read (in Python) and hard to understand what’s going on in SQL-level without logging or printing generated SQL queries somewhere. Moreover, such queries could not be efficient enough, so this will hit you back when you load more data into DB to play with. In one moment, you can find yourself doing too much raw SQL through Django cursor, and this is the moment when you should do a break and take a look on another interesting tool, which is placed right between ORM layer and the layer of raw SQL queries.

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        Doctrine 2

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        An object-relational mapper (ORM) for PHP 5.3.2+ that provides transparent persistence for PHP objects
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        PROS OF DOCTRINE 2
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          Great abstraction, easy to use, good docs
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          Object-Oriented
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          MyBatis

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          SQL Mapper Framework for Java
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            Data-first support
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            Dapper

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            PROS OF DAPPER
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              Fastest ORM
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