"ORMs are overweight, slow, hard to work with, pointless and for people who don't know how to use SQL". These are all arguments we have all heard - and in some cases in the past I have even used - but this is a stupid argument made by people who either looked at a "Getting Started" page and thought "yuck" or tried a bad clam and decided to avoid seafood for the rest of their life. In this article I'll explain why I have converted from a fully anti-ORM developer to somebody who strongly reccomends you give a [good] ORM a try.
As you may have seen in my last article I'm currently off traveling the world (well, North America for now at least) and I wanted to give people a quick update as to what is going on with various projects while that is happening. The good news is nothing is being dropped and everything is coming along really nicely, but I'll just quickly explain what my projects are and why and how I stay involved with them all.