I’m in the process of writing an upcoming article for CoDe Magazine about getting started with NHibernate.
I’ve spoken with several people about my approach and the majority of them seem to agree that I should use Fluent NHibernate for the mappings instead of the HBM XML. Of course, I will mention the HBM XML since Fluent NHibernate isn’t a complete solution (yet) for mappings, but for the day-to-day stuff, Fluent NHibernate is like buttah and will, I think, ease the learning process.
Unfortunately, at this time, Fluent NHibernate doesn’t have any sort of binary release (even a 0.1 release). So this means I’ll have to tell the readers to use SVN to pull the trunk and do a build. My instincts tell me that this is too much to ask and too heavy a burden for a “getting started” article.
Thus, a conundrum. The best answer would be for me to do a build and place the binaries online somewhere for them to download. Of course there are problems with this approach as well licensing issues perhaps, bandwidth, etc. Perhaps I could get the FNH folks to cut a 0.1 binary release? *poke poke* Barring that, what recourse do I have left?
I need the wisdom of the inter-clouds here to assist me in my dilemma. What say you?