1 Introduction to Entity FrameworkCore

This chapter covers

  • Understanding the anatomy of an EF Core application
  • Accessing and updating a database with EF Core
  • Exploring a real-world EF Core application
  • Deciding whether to use EF Core in your application

Entity Framework Core, or EF Core, is a library that allows software developers to access databases. There are many ways to build such a library, but EF Core is designed as an object-relational mapper (O/RM). O/RMs work by mapping between the two worlds: the relational database with its own API, and the object-oriented software world of classes and software code. EF Core’s main strength is allowing software developers to write database access code quickly.

EF Core, which Microsoft released ...

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