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?
29 companies reportedly use Entity Framework Core in their tech stacks, including accuRx, XYZ Technology, and AspNet Zero.
233 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
- Extensible , Cross Platform
- .NET Core
- .NET Framework
Entity Framework Core Alternatives & Comparisons
What are some alternatives to Entity Framework Core?
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