Chapter 15. 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. Some of these examples have only a small handful of simple screens that store and retrieve data in small databases. 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 ...

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