|Title||ORM 101: Object Relational Mappers for Database Administrators|
|Sub-title||Why Should I Be Afraid?|
|Audience||Professional Association of SQL Server (PASS) members|
|Date/Time||Wednesday 1 April @ 12pm EST
Thursday 2 April @ 5AM NZT
|Slides||Introduction to ORM for DBA|
Newbie mistake: I ran out of material! However, I was able to fill in with “Why get Microsoft Certified?” until the questions started flowing.
The questions were right on the ball, and added to the body of this presentation. Specifically:
I was persuaded to put in an April Fool’s Day joke. I did this by passing on a bogus Microsoft Announcement (attributed to Greg Low) that Azure was replacing SQL Server for the retail market. Apparently, according to Mike the convenor, I was sufficiently convincing until I put up the “April Fool” slide. Boy, it’s tough talking to a wall of silence!
I discovered SubSonic 2.1 is LINQ-like, but not actual LINQ. SubSonic 3.0 is LINQ.
I made the decision not to bore the DBA audience with the creation of the presentation layer, and to concentrate on the flow of data through the layers instead. However, I had the time, so need to think that through better next time.
The subtitle was decided because DBA’s traditionally hate Dynamic SQL for 2 reasons:
The convenor did not read my bio (as I expected) so I was forced to introduce myself. I able to speak with confidence from my credentialing (as at this time) as:
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Comment by Kirk Jackson, on 2-Apr-2009 11:57
Well done! Sounds like the talk went well, even at the early hour of the morning :) Kirk
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