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.
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.
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.
Course Overview Welcome to Pluralsight. My name is Julie Lerman, and you might know me as one of the most recognized authorities in the world on Entity Framework, Microsoft's data access platform for. NET. I'm so happy to be able to share with you the latest update to EF Core Version 2. 1. Although it's a minor update, it contains over 500 changes since EF Core 2. 0 was released. But it's not just bug fixes. This update includes some major new features and so many improvements, and that's what this course will focus on. Some of the topics that we'll cover include the return of lazy loading with new options to make it more lightweight, a new way to create C data in your data store, value converters to help you solve data-type mapping problems, and a completely new way to map database views and other read-only data. By the end of this course, you'll have a deep understanding of how to implement these and some notable features. I worked hard to discover the limitations and nuances so you'll have the knowledge you'll need to avoid, or at least solve, problems you might encounter. You'll also learn about some smaller features that I've found to be really useful. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with Entity Framework Core 2. I recommend watching the EF Core 2 Getting Started course, as well as the EF Core 3 Mappings course. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn how to really benefit from this very rich update with the Entity Framework Core 2. 1 What's New Playbook, at Pluralsight.