Systems Intergration

Microsoft Xamarin creates and compiles the mobile applications for Android and iOS applications. Xamarin allows for creation of native Android, iOS, and Windows apps with a single shared .NET Core code base. Xamarin is included with Visual Studio 2019.

Application and services database connectivity and functions are managed by Microsoft’s Entity Framework Core, which is open-source, lightweight, extensible and a cross-platform version of Entity Framework data access technology. Entity Framework Core can access many different databases through plug-in libraries called database providers (MS SQL Server, Oracle, SQLite, Azure Cloud, Firebird, IBM DB2 and so forth). EF Core serves as an object-relational mapper (O/RM), enabling our developers to work with a database using .NET objects, eliminating the need for most of the data-access code usually required in older frameworks.

Language Integrated Query (LINQ), a Microsoft programming model and methodology that adds formal query capabilities into Microsoft .NET-based programming languages, is used to query and update database content. The value of using LINQ comes from its ability to apply the same query to an SQL database, a Dataset, an array of objects in memory and many other types of data. In addition, LINQ prevents SQL injection attacks (SQLi).