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13. Alternatives to Entity Framework: Dapper

Brian L. Gorman1 
Jesup, IA, USA

In a book about Entity Framework, it might surprise you to find a chapter that is not about Entity Framework. However, there are times when Entity Framework might not be the best choice for you. Additionally, it would be an error to not mention that there are alternatives available, especially when many professionals agree that it would be nice to know about and use alternatives in various scenarios.

In this chapter, we’re going to briefly walk away from EF to discuss other options for working against our database as a way to enhance our toolkit. Don’t worry, we’re ...

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