Steve Eichert has been doing me a big favor. He has been explaining the whole deal with O/R mappers from the ground up and is doing a great job at it. Why is it a big favor for me? because I can now pretend like I always knew what everyone else was talking about ;)
Anyway, here's some bullet lists for you to devour:
- What is an O/R Mapper anyway?
- What's the difference between an O/R Mapper and a code generator?
- What advantages does dynamic sql provide an O/R Mapper that procs don't?
- .NET O/R Mappers
Oh and I have to re-iterate the impact that Frans Bouma's discussion on the subject has had on me: