Database Development, Fast Focus

VST07 Fast Focus: What's New in EF Core 5

11/16/2021

2:00pm - 2:20pm

Level: Introductory to Intermediate

Jim Wooley

Solution Architect

Slalom Consulting

Entity Framework Core, Microsoft's Object Relational Mapping data access tool, was re-written from the ground up with .NET Core. By taking a fresh look, a number of features were changed and re-thought. This redesign caused it to continue playing catch-up to features added in 10 years of development leading up to EF6, while also exploring new programming options that have popularized since the original design came out, including non-relational data stores. In this fast focus session, we'll explore the additions to EF Core 5 and how they can impact your application decisions.

You will learn:

  • How to take advantage of new mapping options including Many-Many and Table Per Hierarchy
  • Understand the performance improvements that come from the new versions
  • Overview the new .Net 6 features for Entity Framework