A couple of weeks ago, Craig at Polymorphic Podcast was kind, and patient enough to listen to me ramble for about an hour or so on AutoMapper. We talked about quite a few topics concerning object-to-object mapping and AutoMapper, including:
- What is AutoMapper
- What brought about its creation
- Where is it best used
- Some examples of some of the major features
- Configuration validation
- Nested mappings
- Custom value resolvers
- Custom value formatters
- Null substitution
- How it works
- Performance implications
- What’s in store in future versions
Also, Eric Polerecky recorded a DimeCast on AutoMapper, showing use going from EF to WCF contracts, and is a nice, quick introduction and example on a real-world usage of automated object-to-object mapping.
As always, if you have any questions on the tool, or you couldn’t understand what I was saying between all of the “uh” and “um”, post something up on the AutoMapper mailing list.