I wrote this article on the Data
Access Support in Visual Studio.NET code named “Whidbey” in order to provide
and overall positioning paper to describe the data access technologies introduced
at the PDC. It describes the strenghs and the primary target scenarios for each data
acces technology that has been incorporated into ADO.NET - Relational, Objects
and XML. It is in effect a distillation of the Data
Access Design Patterns: Navigating the Data Access Maze talk given by Mike
In reality applications will start to use a combination of data access technologies
depending on the business problems being addressed. There is a clear trend where the
data access is layer is evolving to provide better levels of abstraction, to ease
the data model impedence mismatch and continue to provide powerful features for ultimate
control. The data access layer still continues to be the pivotal point of development for
the majority of applications today.
My favorite highlights of the "Whidbey" data access technologies in ADO.NET are;
Comments on this article are welcomed. I am also writing a more detailed article to
cover the XML support in "Whidbey".