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Alternatives to Entity Framework

NHibernate, Entity Framework Core, Hibernate, SQLAlchemy, and Prisma are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Entity Framework.
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What is Entity Framework and what are its top alternatives?

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.
Entity Framework is a tool in the Object Relational Mapper (ORM) category of a tech stack.
Entity Framework is an open source tool with GitHub stars and GitHub forks. Here鈥檚 a link to Entity Framework's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to Entity Framework

  • NHibernate
    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
    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

    Hibernate is a suite of open source projects around domain models. The flagship project is Hibernate ORM, the Object Relational Mapper. ...

  • SQLAlchemy
    SQLAlchemy

    SQLAlchemy is the Python SQL toolkit and Object Relational Mapper that gives application developers the full power and flexibility of SQL. ...

  • Sequelize
    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. ...

  • Prisma
    Prisma

    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. ...

  • Dapper
    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. ...

  • ent
    ent

    It is a simple, yet powerful entity framework for Go, that makes it easy to build and maintain applications with large data-models. ...

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    Entity Framework Core

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    Hibernate

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    Hello everybody! I want to create an easy to use website (and simplified) builder. Users create a site, add their domain and edit Pages inside an Admin Area inside predefined "Blocks" like with Wagtail.

    There should be several default templates/themes and layouts. Choosing a different theme might change both the layout and styling. And I'm looking for SSR or SSG with a focus on the end-user's Page performance.

    Current Stack:

    • GraphQL for the dynamic part (for example data to Pricing might not be required on the homepage, or images might go into gallery in one theme, and on the homepage in another theme)

    • FastAPI and SQLAlchemy to store Data. I have prior experience with Wagtail and Django and want to stay with Python and learn Fastapi

    • NGINX to handle domain-specific things (the how is not yet refined)

    I want a scalable architecture and especially a fast frontend. I'm tending to use SvelteKit, but I'm afraid that the dynamic part won't make me happy after having hundreds of sites, as the bundler cannot load themes dynamically. sveltekit - dynamic import

    I want to handle the scenario: Admin-User chooses a theme and other options for the site (domain) and the End-User Frontend/Session/Cookie will have to fetch and store data about the theme and load subsequent calls to prerendered sites.

    Also the "hundreds of sites" might not be all covered by 5 Themes, because users may purchase a custom-made theme, and I would have to manage one big project having lots of different Styleguides and flows. I even thought of statically building the site whenever the user makes a change, maybe using Hugo (or VitePress?). Then I would have to take more care with the page recreation and it would be easily routable instead of nesting every component with logic in the frontend... I think. But this I haven't thought through yet.

    Can anyone please help?

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    Django Stars
    Developer at Django Stars | 3 upvotes 路 143.7K views

    Merging Django ORM with SQLAlchemy for Easier Data Analysis (Video Inside)

    Development of products with Django framework is usually easy and straightforward; great documentation, many tools out of the box, plenty of open source libraries and big community. Django ORM takes full control about SQL layer protecting you from mistakes, and underlying details of queries so you can spend more time on designing and building your application structure in Python code. However, sometimes such behavior may hurt - for example, when you鈥檙e building a project related to data analysis. Building advanced queries with Django is not very easy; it鈥檚 hard to read (in Python) and hard to understand what鈥檚 going on in SQL-level without logging or printing generated SQL queries somewhere. Moreover, such queries could not be efficient enough, so this will hit you back when you load more data into DB to play with. In one moment, you can find yourself doing too much raw SQL through Django cursor, and this is the moment when you should do a break and take a look on another interesting tool, which is placed right between ORM layer and the layer of raw SQL queries.

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    Easy-to-use multi SQL dialect ORM for Node.js
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      Good ORM for node.js
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    Dieudonn茅 ALLOGNON
    Junior Fullstack Developer | 5 upvotes 路 234.5K views

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    Is Electron a good choice? Wich ORM should be more complete and adapted to this between Sequelize and TypeORM? (Database will be MySQL) Some charts will be displayed in the app. Is there a library (preferably without jQuery) that suits this stack?

    Thank you !

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    Vyshnav KPI
    Application Developer at KPI suite tech | 4 upvotes 路 33.2K views
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    Can you help me with the following:

    1. What additional functionality is present in Prisma when compared with Sequelize?
    2. Is getter and setter method available in Prisma? If then please provide any reference or resource.
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    Divine Bawa
    at PayHub Ghana Limited | 16 upvotes 路 385.4K views

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    Munkhtegsh Munkhbat
    Software Engineer Consultant at LoanSnap | 9 upvotes 路 216.8K views

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    Dapper

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