Chapter 2. Hello NHibernate!
This chapter covers
- NHibernate in action with a “Hello World” application
- How to architecture an NHibernate application
- Writing and mapping a simple entity
- Configuring NHibernate
- Implementing primitive CRUD operations
It’s good to understand the need for object/relational mapping in .NET applications, but you’re probably eager to see NHibernate in action. We start by showing you a simple example that demonstrates some of its power.
As you’re probably aware, it’s traditional for a programming book to start with a “Hello World” example. In this chapter, we follow that tradition by introducing NHibernate with a relatively simple “Hello World” program. But printing a message to a console window won’t be enough ...