Blogo.NET: A Real World Implementation of my N-Layer Architecture

Ferdy Christant (also from the Netherlands) recently developed Blogo.NET, a blogging application built with .NET 3.5 and based on the architecture from my article series on N-Layer design.

I downloaded the application and played around with it a bit. A lot of the design principles used in the application look very familiar.... ;-)  But there are also a few differences and new design elements that Ferdy implemented:

  • The data access layer uses LINQ.
  • The Blog application is "production-ready", not just a simple example to demonstrate the techniques as was the case with the ContactManager application.

You can find the project's homepage here:

Additionally, you can download a detailed article about the development of Blogo.NET here:

I haven't read all of it yet, but what I have seen looks promising and very interesting. Go check it out!


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On Thursday, May 1, 2008 9:42:20 AM Promesses said:
A year ago, I was new in, and I searched the web to find the best way to develop site web.
When I see my old pages, I say: "how could it be possible":
-code in the page
-sql statement directly in the page
- and more...
Since I found your article on how to develop a n-tiers application, all my developpement are based on your method.
So thank you a lot.
On Friday, June 6, 2008 7:02:30 PM Todd said:
I agree Promesses. Very clean code to look at and understand. Been on alot of projects and the im on currently is like they tried to make it complex. Part of writing excellent code is how maintainable it is. People forget this.
On Wednesday, September 17, 2008 6:22:17 PM Moe Hein said:
I am very interested in your article.
On Wednesday, September 17, 2008 6:30:53 PM Imar Spaanjaars said:
Hi Moe,

In which article?

On Monday, February 23, 2009 3:35:43 AM Nisar Khan said:
>>The data access layer uses LINQ

where is the article talks about LINQ layer? can you please point me?

On Monday, February 23, 2009 3:40:26 AM Nisar Khan said:
oops i found it :)

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