LINQ to DB Alternatives

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LINQ to DB reviews and mentions

Posts with mentions or reviews of LINQ to DB. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-06-02.
  • Upserting complex data models from an API into EF Core entities
    3 projects | /r/dotnet | 2 Jun 2023
  • LiteDB: A .NET embedded NoSQL database
    7 projects | | 8 Nov 2022
    Before checking this out, people might want to take a look through the issues and pull requests of which there are 500+ and 50+ respectively [1]. I was really optimistic about this project and it was headed in a great direction, but it's not in a production ready state, and it seems that the main guy behind it has decided to move onto other things. It's been about a year since there was any significant activity.

    I just mention this because a lot of these little issues might only become more apparent after integrating the db into your project and so it can be a bit annoying. I ended up swapping to Linq2DB [1]. It's something, more or less, similar offering an ORM/LINQ type system as well as the ability to also use direct SQL if desired. But the neat thing is that it also uses a standardized API for the LINQ query language, so you can do things like swap from SQLite to PostgreSQL in one* line of code, so long as you're not using any provider specific extensions.

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  • Flyweight: An ORM for SQLite
    9 projects | | 29 Sep 2022
    I had a positive experience with Linq2db?

    I mention because I had something of the opposite experience with it. It not only ended up yielding the correct queries, but I saw a significant increase in performance. And the neat thing about it, beyond ORM and linq-to-sql, is a common interface amongst providers - so you can do things like swap from SQLite to Postgres with 1 line* of code, so long as you're not using provider specific extensions.

  • .NET 6 - ORM vs Stored Procedures - Azure Functions + SQL Databases
    3 projects | /r/dotnet | 2 Sep 2022
    Temporary tables are covered by linq2db. But better to show Stored Proc maybe your final query just needs several CTE which also supported by linq2db.
  • LINQ to SQL
    1 project | /r/Unity3D | 20 Aug 2022
    check this out as an alternative...
  • Expression trees for LINQ
    2 projects | /r/dotnet | 13 Aug 2022
    My learning path was supporting linq2db, not short way. StackOverflow was original source to find something like, how to do if operator in Expression Tree, how to throw exception in Expression Tree, how to build dynamic filter, ect.
  • Dapper is it worth using now with the improvements in EF in dotnet 6?
    3 projects | /r/dotnet | 25 Jun 2022
    Checkout linq2db No need for Dapper or EF with this library. I wouldn't want to miss it.
  • What is the best PostgreSQL ORM tool for use in a .NET Framework 4.7 application?
    3 projects | /r/dotnet | 15 Jun 2022
  • SchemaTypist: Entity generator for Dapper and SqlKata
    2 projects | /r/dotnet | 18 Mar 2022
    Why not linq2db? Faster than Dapper and has LINQ support.
  • EF Core is good for most things.
    4 projects | /r/dotnet | 31 Jan 2022
    Probably you can understand why linq2db was born 15 years ago
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