Entity Framework Core Succinctly is a comprehensive guide that explores the latest version of the Entity Framework Core (EF Core) framework. This book is aimed at .NET developers who want to learn how to use EF Core to access and manipulate data in a relational database.
EF Core is a lightweight, open-source, and cross-platform version of the Entity Framework that was first introduced in 2016. It is designed to be faster and more efficient than its predecessor, EF6, and can be used in a wide range of applications, from desktop to web and mobile.
The book begins by introducing readers to the basics of EF Core, including its architecture, data model, and supported data providers. It then covers the various ways to query data using EF Core, such as using LINQ queries and raw SQL statements. Readers will also learn how to use EF Core to manage database relationships and perform CRUD (Create, Read, Update, and Delete) operations on data.
One of the key features of EF Core is its ability to support different database providers, including SQL Server, SQLite, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Oracle. The book provides detailed examples of how to configure EF Core to work with each of these providers, including how to perform migrations, handle concurrency, and optimize performance.
Another important aspect of EF Core is its support for advanced features, such as transactions, stored procedures, and mapping to non-relational data sources like JSON and XML. The book covers these topics in detail, showing readers how to use EF Core to perform complex database operations and improve application performance.
In addition to these core topics, the book also covers advanced concepts such as testing and deployment, and provides guidance on how to use EF Core in real-world scenarios. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced .NET developer, Entity Framework Core Succinctly is the ultimate guide to mastering EF Core and building robust, scalable applications.