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.