What is 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.
Dapper is a tool in the Object Relational Mapper (ORM) category of a tech stack.
Dapper is an open source tool with GitHub stars and GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Dapper's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Dapper?
9 companies reportedly use Dapper in their tech stacks, including dgpays, Business Logic, and FinTech.
73 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Dapper.
MySQL, PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL Server, SQLite, and .NET are some of the popular tools that integrate with Dapper. Here's a list of all 7 tools that integrate with Dapper.
Pros of Dapper
- Parameterized queries
- List Support
- Literal replacements
- Multi Mapping
Dapper Alternatives & Comparisons
What are some alternatives to Dapper?
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Hibernate is a suite of open source projects around domain models. The flagship project is Hibernate ORM, the Object Relational Mapper.
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.
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.
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.