Entity Framework v Dapper NuGet downloads

NuGet Trends can be fun to use to visually compare downloads of packages on NuGet.

Two tools that often get compared against each other even though they do somewhat different things are Entity Framework and Dapper.

We can see from below that EF is a lot more popular. Given that Entity Framework 8 will support raw SQL queries without defining an unmapped type the potential uses cases for Dapper over EF will be much reduced and so the gap may get bigger.

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