Chapter 6. Simplify data access with object-relational mappers

This chapter covers

  • Implementing a data-access layer with an object-relational mapper (ORM)
  • Comparing a micro-ORM (Dapper) with a full-featured ORM (Entity Framework Core)
  • Using Microsoft.Extensions libraries to build a data-access layer

Your implementation of supply chain management software was a success, and now Widget Corporation would like to expand its capabilities. They want touchscreens for their assembly-line workers; daily, weekly, and monthly reports; and a bunch of other new features. The head of your consulting company decides that this should be a product that you can sell to other customers, so she starts hiring new team members to help you build it.

The low-level ...

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