In this chapter, we learned how to interact with a data access layer in a minimal API project with the two most common tools in a real-world scenario: EF and Dapper.
For EF, we covered some basic features, such as setting up a project to use this ORM and how to perform some basic operations to implement a full CRUD API endpoint.
We did basically the same thing with Dapper as well, starting from an empty project, adding Dapper, setting up the project for working with a SQL Server LocalDB, and implementing some basic interactions with the entities of the database.
In the next chapter, we’ll focus on authentication and authorization in a minimal API project. It’s important, first of all, to protect your data in the database.