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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 9K GitHub stars and 2.3K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Entity Framework Core's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Entity Framework Core?

36 companies reportedly use Entity Framework Core in their tech stacks, including accuRx, XYZ Technology, and VTS.

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

Entity Framework Core Integrations

MySQL, PostgreSQL, C#, Microsoft SQL Server, and SQLite are some of the popular tools that integrate with Entity Framework Core. Here's a list of all 14 tools that integrate with Entity Framework Core.
Pros of Entity Framework Core
Fits very well with Microsoft technologies
Multiple Database provider
Easy to use

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.
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.
Hibernate is a suite of open source projects around domain models. The flagship project is Hibernate ORM, the Object Relational Mapper.
Prisma is an open-source database toolkit. It replaces traditional ORMs and makes database access easy with an auto-generated query builder for TypeScript & Node.js.
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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Entity Framework Core's Followers
219 developers follow Entity Framework Core to keep up with related blogs and decisions.