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In this episode of Azure Friday, Jeremy Likness shows Scott Hanselman how to use Entity Framework (EF) Core with Azure SQL DB and Azure Cosmos DB. EF Core is a lightweight, extensible, open source, and cross-platform version of the popular Entity Framework data access technology.
Personally, I prefer to use Entity Framework. It’s cleaner and more flexible in my opinion.
Also, Enterprise Library is still at Version 5.0, while Entity Framework is constantly being updated. EF 5.0 is out now and it’s a lot better compared to EF 4.x, especially with regard to performance. Work is already underway for version 6 and beyond, plus Entity Framework has been open sourced.
To me, the Data Access Application Block that is part of Enterprise Library is dead. It’s not really maintained and it’s no longer the preferred data access technology recommended by Microsoft.