What ADO.NET Teaches Us about Custom Objects

Tuesday Dec 5th 2006 by DatabaseJournal.com Staff
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Why do so many .NET programmers prefer to write custom objects instead of using ADO.NET objects? More control, for one. Read on to find out the other reasons.

[From Developer.com]

I have met very few developers or development teams who prefer ADO.NET objects to custom objects. Similarly, many are writing their own custom data access layers. This should convey a loud and clear message to Microsoft and other software vendors: ADO.NET is great, but developers prefer custom objects. So, why not give us more technologies that help us build software the way we actually build software?

I can't answer the last question, but I can tell you how to consistently take the guesswork out of building database-centric applications (which account for something like 80 percent of applications). How? Well, believe it or not, Microsoft's ADO.NET pattern shows how.

The article continues at http://www.developer.com/db/article.php/3646051

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