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Dapper vs Entity Framework: What are the differences?

Dapper: A simple object mapper for .Net. 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; Entity Framework: 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.

Dapper and Entity Framework can be categorized as "Object Relational Mapper (ORM)" tools.

Entity Framework is an open source tool with 1.16K GitHub stars and 493 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Entity Framework's open source repository on GitHub.

Mews, IFS, and Insoft are some of the popular companies that use Entity Framework, whereas Dapper is used by Credit Clear, Business Logic, and Knowcross Solution Pvt Ltd. Entity Framework has a broader approval, being mentioned in 64 company stacks & 93 developers stacks; compared to Dapper, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 17 developer stacks.

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Pros of Dapper
Pros of Entity Framework
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    Fastest ORM
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    Object Oriented
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    Strongly Object-Oriented
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    Multiple approach (Model/Database/Code) first
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    LINQ
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    Code first approach
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    Model first approach
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    Auto generated code
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    Strongly typed entities
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    Database first

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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.

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.

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What are some alternatives to Dapper and Entity Framework?
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.
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.
Doctrine 2
Doctrine 2 sits on top of a powerful database abstraction layer (DBAL). One of its key features is the option to write database queries in a proprietary object oriented SQL dialect called Doctrine Query Language (DQL), inspired by Hibernates HQL.
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