Entity vs Model vs ViewModel vs DataModel

Different people define Entity, Model, ViewModel and DataModel in different ways. However, these terms may sometimes differ from their actual meaning, based upon the context. In this post I would like to share my understanding of these terms. Entity An entity is the tabular representation of your domain class/object in the database and has an identity. In fact, an entity represents a single instance of your domain object saved into the database as a record.

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