Tonight was DevEvening’s ORM Showdown and my first visit to a DevEvening.
The ORMs were demoed in thefollowing order:
- Matt Lacey Demoed - Subsonic
- Dave Hawes demoed - LLBLGenPro
- Jeremy Skinner demoed - NHibernate
- Any Pike demoed - Castle ActiveRecord
- Nick Haslam demoed - Telerik OpenAccess
- Howard Richards demoed - LINQtoSQL
- Jez - Good Old ADO.NET via code generation tools :)
All the talks were very useful as i hadn’t seen or even heard of many of these products. i enjoyed seeing how these proudcts worked and hearing about poeple’s experience using them. i think over the next few weeks ill give them all a go as they are mostly free [except for LLBLGenPro and OpenAccess]
DevEvening provided some Sway tonight - 3 copies of Cloud Computing and a copy of the Telerik Premium Toolset. i managed to win the Telerik Premium toolset - wohoo!
Thanks to all the guys at DevEvening. The next event is 25th March and will feature Azure and Open Rasta - where do i sign up