Entity Framework Core: Getting Started

This course will help those with experience in earlier versions of Entity Framework, and developers completely new to Entity Framework, learn how to build models with EF Core, how to use EF Core to interact with data, and more.
Course info
Rating
(101)
Level
Beginner
Updated
February 14, 2017
Duration
5h 22m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(101)
Level
Beginner
Updated
February 14, 2017
Duration
5h 22m
Description

Most software - whether for business or entertainment - is driven by data that users need to interact with. In this course, Entity Framework Core: Getting Started, you will learn how to use Microsoft's modern data access platform, Entity Framework Core. You will learn how to build data models, use EF Core to bridge your software with your data store, and how to incorporate all of this into desktop, mobile, and web applications. When you're finished with this course, you will have a foundational knowledge of Entity Framework Core that will help you as you move forward to build software in .NET, whether you are targeting Windows, OS X, or Linux. Software required: Visual Studio 2015 or Visual Studio 2017.

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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Transcript
Transcript

Welcome to Pluralsight! My name is julie lerman, and you may 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 excited to share with you what I've learned about using the newest incarnation of EF: Entity Framework Core.

As .net evolves towards a lighter weight, cross platform environment, Entity Framework is making the same transition.

If you are already using Entity Framework, this course will provide a good understanding of how to leverage your existing EF knowledge to quickly get up to speed with EF Core. If you’re brand new to EF, you'll learn the basics and get insights that will take you further than a typical baby-steps lesson. Youll also get the benefit of my expertise to help you decide between choosing EF6 and EF Core.

Whether you are building software for WIndows or cross-platform apps for .NET Core, there is only one EF Core to learn. You'll see EF Core apps for Windows desktop, UWP phone and ASP.NET Core, with guidance on patterns to use in the different scenarios. You'll learn to build and interact with models and variety of databases as I highlight similarities and important differences from EF6. While most of the course will use a familiar environment -- Visual STudio 2015 on Windows -- you'll get a look at some of the new tooling coming up with Visual Studio 2017 as well as working in the lighter weight Visual studio Code both on windows and on a Mac.

I hope you'll join me on this journey as you get quickly up to speed on using Entity Framework Core.