Apr 29, 2005 01:30 PM|sbwalker|LINK
Sanjay and Michael... when you are referring to the GotDotNet DAAB as a possible solution, are you talking about using it to replace the MSDAAB 2.0 in our SQL Server implementation - or use it as a blackbox DB helper for ALL databases. I am trying to understand
where it fits in the DAL layering. Would we still have the same DataProvider base class which defines all of the DNN methods - which then calls the concrete providers for each specific DB - which could all use the GDN DAAB as a helper to call the actual queries
against the DB.
A couple things to keep in mind through these efforts as well:
1. Medium Trust - Microsoft is going to be pushing Code Access Security ( CAS ) in ASP.NET very persuasively this year. This means many of the Windows Hosting companies will only deal with Medium Trust applications. In DNN 3.0 we spent a great deal of effort
making the application Medium Trust compliant. I have not reviewed the GDN DAAB to understand if it conforms to Medium Trust - but I think it would be a first step before going any further with a proof of concept.
2. ASP.NET 2.0 - looking forward we need to be aware that ASP.NET 2.0 will be a required hosting platform for DNN ( the Beta 2 bits released last week have a Go Live license so people can start using the platform in production already ). The DAL will need
to work on ASP.NET 2.0 - which is probably not a challenge - but the bigger item to consider is that ASP.NET 2.0 exposes a new DB platform - SQL Express - which I am sure will be very popular - and we need to understand if it hs any quirks which would require
it to have its own provider.