Chapter 1. Introducing Entity Framework
In this chapter, you will be introduced to Entity Framework. You will gain an understanding of Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) tools and the problems they solve. A brief history of Entity Framework will also be covered in this chapter. We will examine the capabilities of Entity Framework and its architecture.
In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:
- ORM tools and the problems they solve
- A brief history of Entity Framework
- The capabilities of Entity Framework
- The overall architecture of Entity Framework
What is ORM?
When it comes to business software, almost all of it needs to store data that pertains to its functions. For many decades, Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) has been a go-to