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String Interpolation in Entity Framework Raises Concerns

by Jonathan Allen Follow 132 Followers on  Sep 18, 2017 1

One of the new features in Entity Framework Core 2 is the ability to automatically convert interpolated strings into parameterized SQL. Though designed to avoid problems with poorly written SQL, it is feared that it may actually lead to more SQL injection attacks.

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Breaking Changes in EF Core 2.0

by Jonathan Allen Follow 132 Followers on  Aug 23, 2017

EF Core brings with it many breaking changes, including rendering all of the database providers for EF Core 1.0/1.1 unusable in EF Core 2.0.

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New Features in Entity Framework Core 2.0

by Jonathan Allen Follow 132 Followers on  Aug 22, 2017

While the EF Core 2.0 release deserves a lot of criticism, there are also a lot of things to like about it. In this article we touch on some of the highlights from this release including a safe way to use string interpolation with raw SQL.

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Entity Framework Core 2.0 Released to Heavy Criticism

by Jonathan Allen Follow 132 Followers on  Aug 21, 2017 3

Entity Framework has always had a mixed reputation, with some developers loving it while other compared it unfavorably to NHiberante, LINQ-to-SQL, and the various micro-ORMs. But the early impressions of EF Core have been particularly bad and continue to frustrate even those who appreciated the original Entity Framework.

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Delayed and Deprecated Features in Entity Framework Core

by Jonathan Allen Follow 132 Followers on  Aug 02, 2016

While Entity Framework has a rather ignominious reputation for breaking backwards compatibility, it pales in comparison to the total rewrite undertaken for Entity Framework core. In this article InfoQ looks at some of the major feature changes and their repercussions.

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.NET Core - Terminology you Need to Know

by Jonathan Allen Follow 132 Followers on  Jan 20, 2016

In an effort to dramatically reduce confusion, ASP.NET 5.0 and Entity Framework 7.0 have been renamed to ASP.NET Core 1.0 and Entity Framework Core 1.0.

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Shadow Properties in Entity Framework 7

by Jonathan Allen Follow 132 Followers on  Aug 17, 2015

Shadow properties are fields that don’t exist in the class itself, but are treated as if they did by Entity Framework. They can participate in queries, create/update operations, and database migrations.

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SQL Server 2016: JSON Support

by Jonathan Allen Follow 132 Followers on  May 28, 2015 3

SQL Server 2016 will finally see native support for JSON.

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Entity Framework 7: New Platforms and New Data Stores

by Jonathan Allen Follow 132 Followers on  Apr 30, 2015 1

Entity Framework was created solely for working with relational data on the full version of .NET. In EF 7, neither of those statements is true.

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Entity Framework 7 Not Recommended for ASP.NET 4

by Jonathan Allen Follow 132 Followers on  Dec 11, 2014

Version 7 of Entity Framework represents a major redesign of the 6-year-old ORM. As such, Microsoft will not be recommending the initial release of EF 7 for existing projects. Rather, it is only meant for projects that are using ASP.NET 5 and .NET Core.

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Dramatically Improve Entity Framework Performance with Bulk Operations

by Jonathan Allen Follow 132 Followers on  Dec 08, 2014

When a database administrators think of high performance data loading, they are thinking of bulk operations, a feature noticeably lacking in Entity Framework. But that doesn’t have to be the case. We recently spoke with Jonathan Magnan of ZZZ Projects about their new offerings.

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Rebooting Entity Framework

by Jonathan Allen Follow 132 Followers on  May 14, 2014 3

Entity Framework is being rebooted with an initiative called “Entity Framework Everywhere”. The goal of this project is dramatically reduce both the complexity of Entity Framework and the resources needed to run applications that use it. This will in turn allow it to run on a wider variety of platforms including Windows Store and Windows Phone.

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DynamicData and EntityDataSource Updated with Entity Framework 6 Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy Follow 0 Followers on  Feb 01, 2014

Microsoft recently added Entity Framework 6 support for DynamicData and EntityDataSource controls with in addition to refreshed the templates. It also has few known issues as the support is limited to C# and Web Application projects.

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Large Model Problems Continue to Plague Entity Framework, NHibernate

by Jonathan Allen Follow 132 Followers on  Dec 17, 2013

Entity Framework continues to have performance problems when using larger EDMX models to generate classes. “If the EDMX only has one entity type materialization takes 840 ms […] but when the EDMX contains a richer model, for example one with 67 entity types and 92 associations, the same test takes 7246 ms to complete”.

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RadControls for WPF and Silverlight Q2 2013 SP1 with Entity Framework 6 Support and Several Features

by Anand Narayanaswamy Follow 0 Followers on  Dec 06, 2013

Telerik has released RadControls for WPF and Silverlight Q2 2013 SP1 with the ability to change application icon set during runtime in addition to support for Entity Framework 6. It also provides an ability to pass event arguments to command when using Telerik EventToCommandBehavior in addition to several new features and improvements.

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