A .NET Data Access Layer You're Proud of (Without Entity Framework)
Presented by: Jonathan "J." Tower
If you're a .NET developer, it almost goes without saying that you use Entity Framework as part of the data access code on your software projects. Sometimes, EF is just right for the job, but other times you want something more simple, with better control of the generated SQL queries, and more performant. Over the years, several micro-ORMs (object relationship mappers) have evolved for just this purpose, because often, the simplest solution is the best one.
Come along on this walk-through of some popular alternatives to EF, an overview of .NET micro-ORMs, and useful design patterns that you can use to organize them all into a powerful, fast, and coherent data access later. Leave this sessions armed to make a simple, high-performance, and easy to use data access layer that you can be proud of.