An Entity Framework Assessment Test evaluates candidates for their proficiency in using Entity Framework, a popular object-relational mapping (ORM) framework for .NET applications. This assessment covers key aspects of working with Entity Framework, including:
- Introduction to Entity Framework: Understanding the basics of Entity Framework, its architecture, and its role in .NET application development.
- Database First Approach: Proficiency in using the Database First approach to generate entity models and context classes from an existing database.
- Code First Approach: Knowledge of the Code First approach, including defining entity classes and relationships in code, and generating a database from the model.
- Model-First Approach (Optional): Understanding the Model-First approach, creating an entity data model visually, and generating the database from the model.
- LINQ to Entities: Mastery of using LINQ (Language Integrated Query) to query and manipulate data in Entity Framework.
- Entity Relationships: Proficiency in defining and working with various types of relationships between entities, such as one-to-one, one-to-many, and many-to-many.
- Entity Framework Core (Optional): Familiarity with Entity Framework Core, the lightweight, cross-platform version of Entity Framework.
- Entity Framework Conventions: Knowledge of conventions and configurations for customizing the behavior of Entity Framework, including data annotations and Fluent API.
- Database Migrations: Proficiency in using Entity Framework Migrations to manage changes to the database schema over time.
- Performance Optimization: Understanding techniques for optimizing performance in Entity Framework applications, including eager loading, lazy loading, and caching strategies.
- Unit Testing with Entity Framework: Knowledge of best practices for unit testing applications that use Entity Framework, including using in-memory databases and mocking.
- Security Considerations: Awareness of security best practices when working with Entity Framework, including preventing common vulnerabilities like SQL injection.
- Error Handling: Implementing effective error handling mechanisms when interacting with the database using Entity Framework.
- Async Programming with Entity Framework: Proficiency in using asynchronous programming patterns (async/await) for non-blocking database operations.
- Entity Framework Extensions and Tools: Familiarity with additional tools, extensions, and third-party libraries that enhance Entity Framework functionality.
Our Entity Framework Assessment Test ensures that candidates possess the necessary skills to leverage Entity Framework effectively in .NET development, covering both fundamental concepts and advanced topics.