Entity Framework Core in Action

Jon P Smith
  • July 2018
  • ISBN 9781617294563
  • 520 pages
  • printed in black & white

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An expertly written guide to EF Core—quite possibly the only reference you’ll ever need.

Stephen Byrne, Action Point
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Entity Framework Core in Action teaches you how to access and update relational data from .NET applications. Following the crystal-clear explanations, real-world examples, and around 100 diagrams, you’ll discover time-saving patterns and best practices for security, performance tuning, and unit testing.

about the technology

There’s a mismatch in the way OO programs and relational databases represent data. Entity Framework is an object-relational mapper (ORM) that bridges this gap, making it radically easier to query and write to databases from a .NET application. EF creates a data model that matches the structure of your OO code so you can query and write to your database using standard LINQ commands. It will even automatically generate the model from your database schema.

about the book

Using crystal-clear explanations, real-world examples, and around 100 diagrams, Entity Framework Core in Action teaches you how to access and update relational data from .NET applications. You’ll start with a clear breakdown of Entity Framework, long with the mental model behind ORM. Then you’ll discover time-saving patterns and best practices for security, performance tuning, and even unit testing. As you go, you’ll address common data access challenges and learn how to handle them with Entity Framework.

what's inside

  • Querying a relational database with LINQ
  • Using EF Core in business logic
  • Integrating EF with existing C# applications
  • Applying domain-driven design to EF Core
  • Getting the best performance out of EF Core
  • Covers EF Core 2.0 and 2.1

about the reader

For .NET developers with some awareness of how relational databases work.

about the author

Jon P Smith is a full-stack developer with special focus on .NET Core and Azure.

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A solid book that deals well with the topic at hand, but also handles the wider concerns around using EF in real-world applications.

Sebastian Rogers, Simple Innovations

This is the next step beyond the basics. It’ll help you get to the next level!

Jeff Smith, Agilify Automation

Great book with excellent, real-world examples.

Tanya Wilke, Sanlam
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