I was reading this excellent blog article regarding speeding up the badge page and in the last comment the author waffles (a.k.a Sam Saffron) mentions these tools:

dapper and a bunch of custom helpers like rainbow, sql builder etc

Dapper and sql builder was easy to look up but rainbow keeps pointing me to a CMS, can someone please point me to the real source? Thanks.

Obviously the architecture of these [SE] sites is uber cool and ultra fast so no comments on that thanks.

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    Notice I didn't put the Ponies tag:) Jun 23, 2012 at 7:34
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    Try, if you dare... ;P
    – yannis
    Jun 23, 2012 at 7:36
  • @YannisRizos lol, users with less than 300 reputation can't create new tags. The tag 'ponies' is new. Try using an existing tag instead. Jun 23, 2012 at 8:17
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    What?! We don't already have [ponies]? We used to have [rain-dance], [ponies] isn't that bad comparing...
    – yannis
    Jun 23, 2012 at 8:21

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Author apparently refers to Dapper.Rainbow micro-ORM used in Stack Exchange Data Explorer.

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