The April edition of MSDN Magazine includes my latest article for the “Patterns in Practice” column. This time around I tackled very basic Persistence Patterns. My goal in this article was merely to introduce and explain some of the core concepts that come up in object persistence. I don’t discuss old-fashioned procedural Data Access Layer techniques because I feel that those are very well understood (and obsolescent at best). In this pass, I covered:
An experienced ALT.NET ish developer will notice some glaring omissions in this article. It looks like I’m ditching the article that I was foundering on and writing a follow up to Persistence Patterns that talks more about architectural ramifications of persistence, some discussion of what your Repository should actually look like, and that little Unit of Work pattern.