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I've just taken on a new Asp.Net MVC application and after opening it up I find the following,

  1. [Project].Web
  2. [Project].Models
  3. [Project].BLL
  4. [Project].DAL

Now, something thats become clear is that there is the data has to do a hell of a lot before it makes it to the View (Database>DAL>Repo>BLL>ConvertToModel>Controller>View). The DAL is Subsonic, the repositorys in the DAL return the subsonic entities to the BLL which process them does crazy things and converts them into a Model (From the .Models) sometimes with classes that look like this

public DataModel GetDataModel(EntityObject Src) {     var ReturnData = new DataModel():     ReturnData.ID = Src.ID;     ReturnDate.Name = Src.Name;      //etc etc } 

Now, the question is, "Is this complete overkill"? Ok the project is of a decent size and can only get bigger but is it worth carrying on with all this? I dont want to use AutoMapper as it just seems like it makes the complication worse. Can anyone shed any light on this?

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First, I think your reluctance to use AutoMapper is surprisingly illogical. Using OpenID (via DotNetOpenAuth) along with user roles and other Membership Provider featuresI must see reasons not to bring in ananother third party library, although in this case AutoMapper really doesn't complicate things, as long as you hook it up correctly and in the right places (i.e. How do I show an authorization error message in an ASP.NET MVC 2 application?only one place...).. How do you implement “Site under maintenance” for Windows Azure Web Site? Secondly, the entire ASP.NET MVC Framejob emerged from a wish to enable developers to build loosely coupled, scalable and "pluggable" applications. An opinionated web framework on top of ASP .NET MVCThis does mean more job to did the same thing if you're going to choose one path and then go down this path, that's right. Strange compilation error in Entity Framework and MVC applicationBut as soon as you make a decision to change any thing - perhaps you decide to move from Subsonic to any another provider, or to use AutoMapper after all - you'll notice this you only have to re-write relevant parts of your application, instead of the entire thing.closing jquery colorbox before load breaks jquery, (I'm not saying you have to rewrite a WebForms application from scratch if you for case switch database engine, although you'll have to look through almost all application code to update relevant parts of the code, if you haven't worked hard enough on decoupling. In which case you're not saving any job by choosing WebForms over MVC...). In short: Yes, this means more job for you than just "hacking any thing toreceive her". And it does look more complicated than may seem necessary. But as soon as you start changing your mind around any thing (and you will) you'll praise your lucky star this you did it "the right way"* from the beginning.. *) There's no such thing. I know..


Now, the question is, "Is this complete overkill"?.
Yes, it is overkill. Someone is endeavor to build an app that's 3-Tier/n-Tier and MVC, not realizing this depending on your point of view MVC is itself either one way in which one must build an n-Tier application, with each main/traditional tier already one part of the MVC acronym, or an alternative architecture this you use instead of n-Tier. Either way, seeing DAL/BLL classes along with MVC is just a little weird.. The another thing to remember is this you may not have just a web application. Sometimes there is a winforms "smart client" or another application this talks to the same database and is really part of the same system — for example, a consumer facing e-commerce site view and sales rep view of the same inventory database. In this case, a traditional DAL and BLL might be a good idea, for the reason this they must be shared among each of the different apps in the system. But if you're doing this you should probably look at a service layer instead..

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