Sunday, August 28, 2016

In the meantime

Since may last post in February, as few things have happended in the world of Microsoft Data Acces Development:

Entity Framework Core 1.0 has been released at the end of May, including the providers for SQL Server Compact 4.0 and 3.5 (supplied by yours truly). I plan to blog in more detail about using EF Core with this new provider.

A useful SQLite  NuGet package has been released, for use with the .NETStandard 1.0 portable platform.

SQL Server 2016 was released, many highlights and improvements to the relational engiene, as highlighted in the “It just runs faster” blog series.

And SQL Server 2016 Developer Edition is now free (was 50 USD earlier)!

3 comments:

Andre Abrantes said...

Hi Erik!
After these news, for a new desktop application (Win32) using a Sqlite, do you recommend the use of EF6 or EF7 ?
Thank you!
Andre.

ErikEJ said...

Andre: That would depend on if you need any of the features from EF6 not yet available in EF Core https://github.com/aspnet/EntityFramework/wiki/Roadmap

Andre Abrantes said...

Thank you and congratulations for "SQL Server Compact/SQLite Toolbox", great work!