OMG! Too Many Ways to do Data Access with .NET?
Its been a busy weekend for Microsoft. First the announcement that EDM is being delayed six months to be after Orcas…now two new dynamic data access layers for web-based apps:
I haven’t looked at either of these *yet*, but I thought it was already confusing…now look a the data access toolbox from MS:
DataSets…LINQ for SQL (Server)…EDM…Astoria…Jasper
I can’t imagine that the Data team is going to be able to give good enough advice as to where to use what. Hopefully after I dig in deeper, it’ll make more sense.