Mastering Entity Framework Core – Mapping, Querying and Manipulating Data
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Mastering Entity Framework Core – Mapping, Querying and Manipulating Data

Entity framework is an Object Relational Mapping (ORM) framework that offers an automated mechanism to developers for storing and accessing the data in the database. This course will teach you how to master the core concepts of Entity Framework Core. By the end of the course you will be able to start developing and managing data-driven applications using Entity Framework.

Packt
Updated Jul 22, 2024

What you'll learn

  • Understand what ORM tools are and what problems they solve
  • Understand how to persist application data to a database using Entity Framework API
  • Learn how to query the data using Linq and gain insight in how Linq fits into Entity Framework
  • Learn how about mapping entities explore possible types of relationships for database model
  • Learn how to create, update and delete data, commonly referred to as CRUD operations  
Course Description

Entity framework is an Object Relational Mapping (ORM) framework that offers an automated mechanism to developers for storing and accessing the data in the database. In order to survive in this growing market, the knowledge of a framework that helps provide easy access to databases, that is, Entity Framework has become a necessity. This Video will provide .NET developers with this knowledge and guide them through working efficiently with data using Entity Framework Core. You will start by understanding ORM concepts, before then moving on to discuss advantages of Entity Framework over ADO.NET. Next you will see how.NET Core fits into the overall pictures and go over the environment necessary to follow along with the course. Further you will learn to build your first sample project to see EF in action here you will learn to create database and add data to it. Further you will learn about Mapping Entities and Database structure here you will see how to create mapping between objects and database structures, how to define tables and columns. You will learn the specifics or SQL Server types and how to map them to .NET Types. You will define all possible types of relationships for your database model..Next you will dive into Querying data you will learn the basics of Linq then you will start with simple queries, advance to aggregations and projection techniques. You will see how to obtain object graphs and talk about performance. Next you will learn Manipulating data, you will learn how to create, read, update and delete data, commonly referred to as CRUD operations. You will see the differences between object graphs and individual objects when it comes to CRUD features of Entity Framework Core. Finally you will learn best practices examples. Style and Approach. In a step-by-step manner, learn to use the latest and open-source features of Entity Framework Core in your .NET applications. Understand everything required to effectively start developing and managing data-driven applications using Entity Framework. Make the best of your .NET APIs by integrating them with Entity Framework. 


Target Audience  

This course is aimed at developers who are somewhat familiar with Entity Framework and .NET Core, and who want to develop or extend their knowledge of Entity Framework Core and see practical examples on how to use it in .NET Core Web applications. Prior knowledge of .NET and C# is assumed. 


Business Outcomes 

  • Explore the advantages of Entity Framework and ORM Concepts.  
  • Create a new  .Net project with Entity Framework Core Model
  • Get Expertise on Mapping entities and database structures
  • Get to grips with the new features in Entity Framework Core
  • Gain Expertise in querying data- simple queries, then advance to aggregations and projection techniques. 
  • Explore create, update, and delete data referred to as CRUD operations