Entity Framework is fabulous ... but it does impose some overhead. If you like working with data in an O-O kind of way but feel the "need for speed," then you should be looking at Dapper.
Microsoft has shipped the first preview of .NET Core 2.1 -- its modularized, open source, cross-platform evolution of the .NET Framework and runtime -- along with associated "Core" packages for ASP.NET and Entity Framework.
'I think ASP.NET Core is the biggest game changer in the history of Web development using the Microsoft stack.'
If you're thinking about moving to the cloud, the first step might be the easiest.
SQL Server expert Leonard Lobel explains exactly how Always Encrypted, Dynamic Data Masking, RLS and more can make a real difference in securing your enterprise databases, plus he shares his favorite overall new feature in SQL Server 2016.
In response to developer feedback, Microsoft is taking a page from the growing visual, low-code development approach to simplify Big Data analytics in the cloud with Azure Data Factory.
Dino Esposito explains JSON-to-rowset native support in SQL Server 2016 and provides a realistic perspective of data query when you have JSON data stored in the database.
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The lightweight, cross-platform offering combines functionality found in tools like SQL Server Management Studio and the Visual Studio Code editor in order to help data developers and operations pros work with SQL Server, Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Data Warehouse on Windows, Mac or Linux machines.
SQL Server 2016 and Azure SQL Database both give you tables that automatically keep track of the history of your data. Here's how to retrieve that historical data.
SQL Server 2016 and Azure SQL Database both give you tables that automatically keep track of changes to your data. Here's how to both create those tables and alter existing tables so they track the history of your data.
Realm has boosted the Microsoft stack capabilities of its mobile development platform, catering to C# coders and .NET developers, who constitute the platform's fastest growing segment of users.
With SQL Server 2016, you can store JSON objects in your rows. Here’s how to work with JSON objects, including how to update them once you’ve found them.
When it comes to inheritance, relational database theory and object-oriented programming have more in common than you might think. Understanding that overlap is critical in designing the object model that will generate the database design your application needs.
Automatic tuning assisted by artificial intelligence will be enabled by default for the Azure SQL Database service starting early next year.
Microsoft shipped a new release of the nine-year-old Entity Framework object/relational mapper (O/RM) runtime even as it cedes mindshare to the newer, lightweight, open source and cross-platform version, Entity Framework Core.