Data Access Layer (DAL) – Microsoft Enterprise Library

Posted: September 28, 2010 in ASP.Net

To access this standard database functionality in my applications, I use the Microsoft Enterprise Library as my Data Access Layer (DAL). You can access these libraries here.

The goals of Enterprise Library are the following:

  • Consistency. All Enterprise Library application blocks feature consistent design patterns and implementation approaches.
  • Extensibility. All application blocks include defined extensibility points that allow developers to customize the behavior of the application blocks by adding their own code.
  • Ease of use. Enterprise Library offers numerous usability improvements, including a graphical configuration tool, a simpler installation procedure, and clearer and more complete documentation and samples.
  • Integration. Enterprise Library application blocks are designed to work well together or individually.
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