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Wow I'm on the Core...

Ok it's a little scary and unexpected to be asked to serve on the Core. After the shock has worn off a little I'm now ready to get down to work. My first tasks will be data access issues.

Will we implement the DALII? Not right now, we have some other priorities like the Firebird provider. 

However, here are the reasons I am"ok" that we are not using the DAL II right now:

The MAIN reason we did the DAL II proposal was because the development configuration and complexity and amount of code needed for the DAL was prohibitive to module development. That has changed with DNN4 and I hope my Tutorial proves it.

I cannot ignore the fact that these issue were addressed:

  • The DAL was altered to not require a separate project. This alone was half the problem!
  • The DAL was altered to support Generics. This is a big deal. Generics can save a lot of code

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