Went to lunch with some friends today and Justin was totally raving about SubSonic,
a DAL (Data Access Layer) generator that includes Intellisense Integration at design
time, scaffolding (Rails-style) and full generation of a project specific DAL (using
partial classes so you can regenerate without upsetting your own code). Here’s the
blurb on the website:

SubSonic is a toolset that helps a website build itself. At it’s core it’s:

  • A Data Access Layer (DAL) builder that requires no code on your part, it builds itself
    at compile-time with a full object layer and strongly-typed collections

  • A complete utility toolset, complete with Rails-like scaffolding, migrations (DB Versioning),
    and code generators

  • A dynamic query tool, that lets you use SQL Server and the Enterprise Library without
    having to know SQL

  • An OR Mapper that extends to views and stored procedures so you’re not locked into
    the OR/M thing

Might look at it one of these days. In the meantime, check it out here.
There’s also a demo webcast here

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