With the releases of LINQ to SQL and the ADO.NET Entity Framework, developers now have two products from Microsoft designed to tie together relational data and object-oriented programming.

In the December 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine, Anthony Sneed provides a roadmap to these technologies and demonstrates how you can create an abstracted data access layer appropriate for service-oriented architectures.

 

You can browse the sample code online, and check out the MSDN Magazine archives for more about ADO.NET.