This course helps those with experience in earlier versions of EF and EF Core, and developers completely new to Entity Framework. Learn how to build data models with EF Core and use EF Core to let your software interact with data in your databases.
Entity Framework Core 2 is the newest version of Microsoft's O/RM for performing database persistence in .NET-based software. EF Core is a lightweight and extensible version of Entity Framework that has been written from the ground up. Whether you are new to EF Core or looking to see how to shift your earlier EF experience to EF Core, this course can help you get started. First, you'll learn how to define an EF Core data model to act as a bridge between your .NET objects and your database. You'll then learn how to interact with the data model using EF Core's various APIs. Finally, you'll be shown how to incorporate this model into a desktop application based on the .NET Framework and a cross-platform ASP.NET Core MVC application. By the end of this course, you will be able to build .NET framework, or .NET Core software using EF Core 2. All coding will be done in Visual Studio 2017 in a Windows environment.
Julie Lerman is a Microsoft MVP, .NET mentor and consultant who lives in the hills of Vermont. You can find Julie presenting on data access and other Microsoft .NET topics at user groups and conferences around the world. Julie is the author of the highly acclaimed "Programming Entity Framework (with a second edition coming soon) and authors the MSDN Magazine Data Points column.