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Why To Use the Repository Pattern

I felt it was time to update and clarify some previous thoughts on the use of the Repository pattern. Previously, I had indicated that a Repository did not provide much benefit, as ORMs act as a Repository. Although true, I had a very specific context in mind when saying this – anemic domain models. When you’re working with anemic domain…

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Why Not to Use the Repository Pattern

The Repository pattern, as described by Edward Hieatt and Rob Mee in Martin Fowler’s Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture, is a layer of abstraction that is used to mediate interactions between the domain and the data mapping (ORM) layers. You can use a repository to minimize the duplicate query logic that a can arise in larger domains. Often times, I…

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