Some of my clients have/had challenges embracing object-relational mapping data access API’s. I’ve experienced this with introducing Neo, IBATIS, NHibernate, LLBLGen Pro, LINQ to SQL and Entity Framework in projects for our clients.
As with most things in our field this hasn’t much to do with the technology choices we make. Better collaboration is the key here. I’m glad that Patterns & Practices acknowledges that guidance in this area could help these two groups to leverage each others strengths. I’m confident that enabling a better understanding of both domains will improve the adoption of Microsoft’s data access api’s in the future.
Please give your feedback on the Data Access Guidance wiki.