Wednesday 6 March 2013

Dapper Revisited

A while ago I blogged about Dapper and it's been one of my more popular blogs. So I thought it was about time to revisit Dapper and see what has changed in the last 12 months.

The Dapper project is a very stable and reliable codebase and it is very much the same project from 12 months ago. You might therefore be wondering why I have revisited Dapper if not much has changed? The answer is:


This is a project that I've been introduced to that helps with the modelling and data access.

This project is incredibly simple to use, just check out the documentation on its homepage.

Once of my favourite features is the use of T4 templates to help generate your models from the database for you (think Entity Framework). Dapper is already quick and easy to use but this makes it even quicker.

As with most .NET libraries it even has a NuGet package:

Install-Package Dapper.SimpleCRUD

If you're looking to get started with Dapper or want really simple CRUD using Dapper this is the package for you.

Over the next few weeks I'm going to be revisiting my DapperDinner project and building it from the ground up with Dapper and TDD in mind, so keep an eye for the posts!