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GORM vs Entity Framework: What are the differences?

Developers describe GORM as "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. On the other hand, Entity Framework is detailed as "An object-relational mapper that enables .NET developers to work with relational data". 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.

GORM and Entity Framework can be primarily classified as "Object Relational Mapper (ORM)" tools.

GORM and Entity Framework are both open source tools. It seems that GORM with 15K GitHub stars and 1.71K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Entity Framework with 1.02K GitHub stars and 445 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Entity Framework has a broader approval, being mentioned in 25 company stacks & 33 developers stacks; compared to GORM, which is listed in 3 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.

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    Code first approach
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    Multiple approach (Model/Database/Code) first
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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.

    What is GORM?

    It is a fantastic ORM library for Golang, aims to be developer friendly. It is an ORM library for dealing with relational databases. This library is developed on top of database/sql package.

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    What are some alternatives to Entity Framework and GORM?
    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
    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 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.
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