Past Meetup

Dapper: Using a Micro ORM for Maximum Data Performance

Hosted by Great Lakes Area .Net Users Group

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During it's history, .NET data access has evolved--first from raw ADO.NET, the to DataSource components, LINQ-to-SQL, and finally Entity Framework and other full-service ORMs. If you've used any of these feature-bloated ORMs, you've probably wished at times for something simpler and more direct. Micro ORMs attempt to solve these problems, and also bring a major performance boost along for the ride. In this session we'll look at Dapper, a popular micro ORM for .NET, and several of it's extensions. You'll learn how to use these components to create fast, readable, and easy data access for your applications.

Jonathan "J." Tower is a Microsoft MVP, Telerik Developer Expert, and business owner with over seventeen years of software development experience. He loves solving problems and the many creative aspects of software work, as well as sharing what he's learned, and building community. His current technology interests include C#, .NET, ASP.NET MVC, as well as several JavaScript frameworks, and a few different technologies for creating mobile apps. He lives in Michigan with his wife and children, where he uses his passion for organizing the tech community to run a user group and several annual conferences. He and his family also recently returned from a year-long road trip around the country.