ActiveRecord - ActiveRecord pattern for .NET

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The Castle ActiveRecord project is an implementation of the ActiveRecord pattern for .NET. The ActiveRecord pattern consists on instance properties representing a record in the database, instance methods acting on that specific record and static methods acting on all records. Castle ActiveRecord is built on top of NHibernate, but its attribute-based mapping free the developer of writing XML for database-to-object mapping, which is needed when using NHibernate directly.

With Castle ActiveRecord you won't have to learn NHibernate mapping schema to have a working data access layer in minutes. For most cases you won't need to deal with ISession and ISessionFactory.

Castle ActiveRecord was built on top of NHibernate. It offers:

  • Fast development (it handles the mapping and infers as much as it can so you don't have to dig into documentation or deal with tons of xml files every time something changes on your schema)
  • Predefined common methods like Create, Update, Save, Delete
  • Easy to implement method like Find, FindAll, FindByName. (Predefined if you use ActiveRecordBase)
  • Session and transaction scopes that abstracts the ISession offering a more natural idiom

http://www.castleproject.org/activerecord/

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