Poll Results : Which Entity Framework workflow do you prefer, Code First or DB First?

I personally prefer the Database First approach but I was curious what Entity Framework workflow approach was most popular with devs so I ran a poll on my LinkedIn page recently.

After 1126 votes, it’s pretty much a two-thirds – one-third split in favour of Code First….

Keep in mind that while the above indicates a preference for the Entity Framework Code First approach …

… there is no ‘right way’, it’s really a personal/team preference thing …


… sometimes requirements and constraints can dictate the EF workflow approach used. For example if the DB is to be used (and updated by) by multiple applications it’s likely the DB First workflow will need to be used.

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