Dynamic Data Deep Dive

When first introduced to Dynamic Data, developers often write the technology off as “just another Microsoft grid.” Microsoft ASP.NET Program Manager Scott Hunter joins us today with details about what not only makes Dynamic Data valuable, but why it’s ripe for use in your applications.

For a 101 introduction to Dynamic Data watch a screen cast on the Polymorphic Podcast: Dynamic Data Intro.

Hear Scott field the following questions (and more!):

  • So, what took so long? ;)
  • What is required to get DD talking to a database?
  • How does using DD affect performance?
  • What about security?
  • How do you add DD to existing applications?
  • How do you interate with applications that have have an existing data access architecture?
  • What about securing routes?
  • What controls should people know if they want to create custom pages?
  • What's it take to move the data context to a lower level?
  • What’s coming in the future?
  • How will DD for ASP.NET MVC work?

During our discussion of what it takes to move the data context to a lower level I said I was having problems with the solution. After re-grouping I was able to make it work. If you would like to see how you can move the data context of a Dynamic Data website to a more re-usable level, check out: 6 Steps to N-Tier Dynamic Data.


Thanks to Greg Duncan and Rachel Appel for chiming in with questions via Twitter.