Learning Entity Framework Core

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Entity Framework is a highly recommended Object Relation Mapping tool used to build complex systems. This course provides a full learning path to getting productive with the Entity Framework Core. Designed with the intermediate developer in mind and utilizing all of the latest features introduced by EF Core 2.0 and ASP.NET Core 2.0.

In this course, you will learn how to create, execute and rollback your own migrations. You will also get familiar with everything you need to create complex relational models. You will explore some of the most important advanced features of the entity framework like shadow properties, database generated values and raw SQL queries. You will know how to take an existing database and write a project based upon it with minimal intervention.

By the end of this course, you will certainly have added Entity Framework Core to your toolbox.

What You Will Learn

  • Explore object-relational mapping
  • Install Entity Framework Core
  • Create a database context
  • Create, execute, and roll back migrations
  • Execute complex relational models
  • Seed the database
  • Write custom SQL queries
  • Work with existing databases


This course is for developers who haven’t worked with Entity Framework Core. Prior exposure to C# is required to understand the course. This course is also for developers who have worked with ORMs in other languages and want to move to Entity Framework Core.

About The Author

Dimitris Loukas: Dimitris Loukas is a software engineer currently writing Single Page Applications and using the latest JavaScript with Aurelia, Angular, C#, and .NET Core for a trading software firm. He has worked for two start-ups in the past, is active in the open source community, and loves taking up small side-projects. He has mastered Angular, Aurelia, and Vue.JS and is now interested in entering the ReactJS world. He is an early adopter of .NET Core and is fascinated by modern JavaScript and where the web is going.

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  • Title: Learning Entity Framework Core
  • Author(s): Dimitris Loukas
  • Release date: November 2017
  • Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781788628921