I was privileged to be able to give a talk last night about an Object Role Mapper (ORM) tool that I have been using for over 2 years now called LLGLGen Pro. Dev Evening is a .NET user group near me which I have been attending for the last 4 months or so. Every meeting @mrlacy ensures there is a new and interesting topic for the techies that attend.
A few weeks ago @devevening asked if anyone had use any An ORM is a tool that lets you generate all the boring / boilerplate code of getting data in and out of a database to a Data Access Layer (DAL) as easy as possible. I had done a fairly decent amount of research into the topic 2 years ago when I was looking at creating my own websites. I decided on LLBLGen pro as my tool of choice and have not looked back. I thought this would be a great opportunity to explain to other developers the reasons for my decision.
My summary is this:
- I have no desire to be good at getting data in an out of databases. I would rather concentrate on business problems
- Getting an ORM gives me the experise of experts at little or no cost
- Paying for an ORM gives me professional support and a product with a roadmap
- LLBLGen fits my way of thinking, is easy to use and well worth the 249 euros!