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4 Experts List Favorite New EF Core 5.0 Features


By David Ramel11/17/2020

Experts in the open source community surrounding Microsoft’s recent EF Core 5.0 release have weighed in with their favorite new features in the object-database mapper for .NET.

Because EF Core 5.0 — the modern, open source, cross-platform evolution of Entity Framework — already went feature complete, there weren’t many brand-new features for Microsoft to announce during last week’s GA release along with:

[Click on image for larger view.] The EF Core CLI (RC version) (source: Microsoft).

It’s also hard to summarize all of the cumulative changes, including:

So the dev team reached out to four pillars of the EF Core community and asked them to weigh in with their favorite new features. Here’s a summary of what they had to say:

Simple LoggingJulie Lerman — software coach, Pluralsight author and longtime user of Entity Framework:

“The LogTo method as a simple way to obtain logs while developing and debugging without installing additional dependencies.”

Many-to-Many (M2M) RelationshipsDiego Vega — principal software engineer at Microsoft on the Azure networking team; former program manager for the EF Core team:

“I choose many-to-many because it comes with a payload of additional features.”

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