Simplify Your Data Access
One of the very first things developers must decide when building a new application is how to get data in and out of some kind of data store. Typically, this data store comes in the form of a relational database where the data model looks and feels much different than the object model used to implement the application logic. To complicate things even further, many enterprises place constraints on how the database can be accessed which are commonly referred to as “best practices”. In response to this, numerous data access frameworks have been developed that attempt to place a layer of abstraction over the database so that developers can focus on the application object model instead of the database and SQL. This has been both a blessing a curse as object-relational mappers (ORMs), while being very powerful, add a tremendous amount of complexity and overhead that in many cases, simply is not needed for the applications we are developing. This presentation will attempt to explain some of the pitfalls of ORMs and demonstrate a new class of data access solutions referred to as micro-ORMs.
Nate King – Speedway
Pizza will be provided as a snack during the meeting. For anyone interested in continuing the discussion a Geek Dinner will be held immediately after the meeting (Location – TBD).
5:30pm – 7:30pm
Tuesday April 24, 2012