Category Archives: Entity Framework Core 2.0

Entity Framework Core performance improvement tips

Entity Framework is a popular ORM choice for data access needs in .Net world. It is superior and mature framework. Of course, ORM is an abstraction at the end of day, some times we may feel we are not enough juice out of it when compared with ADO.Net library. There is always a trade off.… Read More »

EF Core Power tools

Prior Incarnations of Entity Frameworks like EF 6, large section of developers enjoyed their Entity Framework Designer tools. However, puritans won. Code first approach, POCO classes took over the EF landscape. Well, POCO approach is well and good. But, EDMX approach a.k.a designer approach was engaging and a good starting point for novice programmers. Well,… Read More »

EF Core 2.0 improvements – LIKE Operator, Query filters

Entity Framework (EF) Core 2.0 comes with some cool nifty features. Improved LINQ translation to optimized SQL queries,  long pending feature request for LIKE LINQ operator is finally fulfilled. Other interesting feature is setting up Global Query filters which essentially allow you to set up global WHERE function at DbContext level and C# string interpolation… Read More »