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The most comprehensive reference for EF Core that does—or ever will—exist.
Entity Framework Core in Action, Second Edition is an in-depth guide to reading and writing databases with EF Core. Revised from the bestselling original edition, it’s filled with over 100 diagrams, code snippets, and examples—including building and scaling your own bookselling web application. Learn from author Jon Smith’s extensive experience working with EF Core in production, as you discover time-saving patterns and best practices for security, performance tuning, and unit testing. All of the book’s code is available on GitHub.
about the technology
Entity Framework radically simplifies data access in .NET applications. This easy-to-use object-relational mapper (ORM) lets you write database code in pure C#. It automatically maps classes to database tables and enables queries with standard LINQ commands. It even generates SQL, so you don’t have to!
about the book
Entity Framework Core in Action, Second Edition teaches you to write flawless database interactions for .NET applications. Following relevant examples from author Jon Smith’s extensive experience, you’ll progress quickly from EF basics to advanced techniques. In addition to the latest EF features, this book addresses performance, security, refactoring, and unit testing. This updated edition also contains new material on NoSQL databases.
Configuring EF to define every table and column
Updating your schema as your app grows
Integrating EF with existing C# application
Writing and testing business logic for database access
Applying a Domain-Driven Design to EF Core
Getting the best performance out of EF Core
about the reader
For .NET developers familiar with relational databases.
about the author
Jon P. Smith is a freelance software developer and architect with a special focus on .NET and Azure.
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