The repository pattern has been discussed a lot lately. Especially about it’s usefulness since the introduction of OR/M libraries. This post (which is the third in a series about the data layer) aims to explain why it’s still a great choice.
I must confess that I’ve never used the northwind database, despite that I’ve been developing using Visual Studio for more than 10 years.
I’m going to try Entity Framework 4 due to a request from a colleague of mine. The tutorial that I found is using Northwind database. I though that the DB was included in vstudio, but I didn’t find it anywhere. Therefore I downloaded it from Microsoft.
I really hope that the POCO implementation is well done. I’ve never used EF before since it couldn’t keep its hands of my POCOs.