Wednesday, September 23, 2009

October Session – Castle Active record

Update: Next Wednesday is the 7th of October not the 8th. Thanks to Anne and Jake for pointing this out.

The next session of the Perth ALT.NET group will be Wednesday 8th 7th Oct. Instead of throwing us in the deep end with NHibernate Rhys Campbell is going to show us Castle Active Record.

Castle AR is a great tool kit built on top of NHibernate for mapping a simple domain model onto a highly similar data schema. The AR pattern is great for getting started on projects (or dealing with simple projects) and Castle AR is a good implementation with a nice migration story into full NHibernate when you outgrow it’s capabilities.

Rhys has written a post containing a bunch of resources about Castle AR here.

Finally, I’m switching employers between now and then which means that a) I won’t have a laptop and b) I’m not certain that I’ll have access to a projector. If anyone thinks they’ll be able to provide either of these items please flick me an email.

Friday, September 4, 2009

No September Session

Hi all.

First off, thanks to Adrian for showing us LLBLGen Pro last month. At the end of the session Adrian threw down the gauntlet to other ORM evangelists in the room. We should have a LinqToSql guy, a few NHibernate guys and I’d like to show SubSonic in action.

According to our schedule the September session should be next Wednesday. As there will be a bunch of folks at TechEd AU next week and I haven’t had a chance to organise a session yet I think it’s best if we skip the session. We’ll reconvene for the next session on Wednesday 7th October.

If you have a topic you’d like to present (or that you’d like to hear) or if you want to defend your favourite ORM then leave a comment or send me an email at

P.S. The Perth .NET CoP is having two sessions next month and I believe there will be a Nerd Dinner. Keep an eye on their site as we get closer to October.