Dapper vs Entity Framework
Jan 09, 2021 03:16 0 Comments ASP.NET PARTH

               Dapper vs Entity Framework


We can say that Dapper is a kind of a simple object mapper for .NET which is known for its speed. It is as fast as using a raw ADO.NET data reader in your application to fetch the data from the database.

Entity Framework

Entity Framework is known as the set of .NET APIs for performing data access in your application. Basically, we can say that Entity Framework is an official data access tool from Microsoft.



Entity Framework

Dapper is currently considered as the leader of Micro ORMs in relation to performance and speed.

Entity Framework is comparatively slower as compared to Dapper.

Dapper does not perform tasks as much as other ORMs,  but Dapper does a fantastic job mapping from database columns to properties of CLR objects.

Entity Framework performs more tasks when compared to Dapper in relation to generating SQL.

Dapper is a little bit harder to code because of RAW SQL queries and the case when there are a number of existing relationships.

Entity Framework is comparatively easier to code.

Dapper basically uses IDbConnection which provides smoothness and execute SQL query to the database directly.

Entity Framework involves using data in the form of other objects.


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