I created an internal ASP.NET MVC 3 web application for a client which gave me an opportunity to play with a few technologies outside of my normal toolbox. One of those tools was Simple.Data, which is a simple data access solution good for simple, table-centric, forms-over-data .NET web applications. Normally I would use something like my own ActiveRecord Framework, Castle ActiveRecord, LINQ-To-SQL, or the Enterprise Library Data Access Application Block for such a trivial data access layer, but I enjoy learning new tools and took the opportunity to play with Simple.Data. Overall, I was pretty impressed with the simplicity of Simple.Data when you have a quick forms-over-data ASP.NET MVC Web Application that doesn't require the sophistication of something like NHibernate, LLBLGenPro, Entity Framework, LINQ-To-SQL or other O/R Mapper.
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Author: David Hayden