Chapter 23. Data access with NHibernate

This chapter covers

  • Decoupling data access from the core and UI
  • Configuring NHibernate mappings
  • Bootstrapping NHibernate
  • Invoking data access from ASP.NET MVC

Even though the ASP.NET MVC Framework is focused on the presentation layer, many developers work on small applications that don’t need several layers of business logic and separation between the presentation layer and the data store. For these small applications, simple separation patterns may be appropriate, but many small applications grow much larger than originally anticipated. When this happens, separation of concerns is critical to the long-term maintainability of the software.

To achieve separation of concerns when communicating with ...

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