Should ORMs Insulate Developers from SQL?

I’ve been sick the past few days, so I have been hitting the “Stumble” button a lot on my laptop. Last night I ran across a very interesting blog post by Daniel Spiewak on his Code Commit blog:

This is a question which is fundamental to any ORM design.  And really from a philosophical standpoint, how should ORMs deal with SQL?  Isn’t the whole point of the ORM to sit between the developer and the database as an all-encompassing, object oriented layer?

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What do you think?  Is he on to something?

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Short video clips of Model View Controller (MVC) methodology

Hi all,

I found these excellent short simple videos over at FiveRuns Blog explaining the Model View Controller (MVC) methodology:

#1 – Controller Obesity

MVC #2 – The Importance of Tests

MVC #3 – Keeping Views Stupid

MVC #4 – Staying RESTful

MVC Public Service Announcement #5 – Outdated HTML

MVC Public Service Announcement #6 : Modularity from EnvyAds on Vimeo.

MVC Public Service Announcements : Out-takes from EnvyAds on Vimeo.

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