September 2009

Basic Database Architecture – John McDonald

A different slant on our architecture issue. John had developed a demo persistence framework in prism, meaning he was writing in Pascal but on the .Net platform. Of particular note was his use of reflection and attributes. Also made use of object aware controls within Visual Studio. Kudos to John for putting in the effort to develop an opf just for us! Instructive and interesting, and will be the basis of further and ongoing reference as we continue our architectural conversation.

John’s code may be downloaded from here. Note that to compile it you’ll need prism, but you can look at the code with ‘your favourite text editor’, as they say.


The AGM was held prior to the presentation. The reports were presented and approved, and the unopposed ‘election’ was acknowledged. No other business. Roger has uploaded the minutes (amazing!).