Entity Framework Core 2.1: What's New Playbook

The 2.1 update to EF Core brings over 500 changes since EF Core 2.0. In this course, you’ll learn how to take full advantage of the most impactful new features like view mapping, server-side GroupBy processing, seeding and more.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Oct 9, 2018
Duration
3h 22m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Setting the Stage for the EF Core 2.1 Release
Seeding the Database and In-Memory Test Provider
Exerting More Control Over Saving with System Transactions
Tapping into the Pipeline with New Tracking Events
Lazy Loading With and Without Proxies
Mapping More .NET Types and Enums with Value Conversions
Transferring the GroupBy Effort to the Server
Introducing Query Types for More Flexible Data Models
Benefiting from Minor Changes with Major Impact
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Oct 9, 2018
Duration
3h 22m
Description

Every application uses data, and a thorough knowledge of Entity Framework Core is key to building successful .NET and .NET Core applications. In this course, Entity Framework Core 2.1: What's New Playbook, you’ll learn how to take full advantage of the most impactful features added to EF Core 2 in this update. First, you’ll learn how to use some returning features that work quite differently than they did in EF6, for example, data seeding, lazy loading and GroupBy queries. Next, you’ll explore some completely new features such as view mapping, change tracking event handlers, and type conversions. Finally, you’ll discover some of the small changes that can have a big impact on your code. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have a deep knowledge of these important features in EF Core 2.1, enhancing your capability to create efficient and intelligent data access logic in your software.

About the author
About the author

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.

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