GORM vs Entity Framework Core: What are the differences?
What is GORM? The fantastic ORM library for Golang. It is a fantastic ORM library for Golang, aims to be developer friendly. It is an ORM library for dealing with relational databases. This gorm library is developed on the top of database/sql package.
What is Entity Framework Core? *Lightweight and cross-platform version of the popular Entity Framework *. 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.
GORM and Entity Framework Core can be categorized as "Object Relational Mapper (ORM)" tools.
Some of the features offered by GORM are:
- Associations (Has One, Has Many, Belongs To, Many To Many, Polymorphism)
- Hooks (Before/After Create/Save/Update/Delete/Find)
- Preloading (eager loading)
On the other hand, Entity Framework Core provides the following key features:
- Extensible , Cross Platform
GORM and Entity Framework Core are both open source tools. GORM with 15K GitHub stars and 1.71K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Entity Framework Core with 8.01K GitHub stars and 2.05K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Entity Framework Core has a broader approval, being mentioned in 3 company stacks & 13 developers stacks; compared to GORM, which is listed in 3 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.