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Catalyzing Change with a Kanban Flow Manager

by Ben Linders on  Nov 03, 2014

When organization use kanban mainly for visualization of the work they may be missing out on benefits, says Matthew Philip. Introducing a flow manager role can help teams to reflect and find solutions to the problems that they are facing, thus catalyzing change in the organization.

Spring Data Release Train - Spring 4.0, Limiting Queries, SpEL, ALPS

by Bienvenido David on  Sep 26, 2014

Spring Data release train Evans is now generally available. The release train includes 11 Spring Data modules that help developers build data access layers on top of both relational and non-relational data stores.

You Are Using the ORM the Wrong Way

by Jan Stenberg on  Sep 16, 2014 19

When teams abandons an Object-Relational Mapper, ORM, it is often due to bad usage Jimmy Bogard stated in a recent presentation highlighting what he sees as incorrect and correct ways of using an ORM, including mapping and querying problems.

NHibernate Lets Go of Iesi.Collections, Improves Support for SQL Server 2012

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Aug 26, 2014 6

NHibernate 4.0 GA has been released. It comes with .NET 4.0 support, moving away from the Iesi.Collections library, and also supports some SQL Server 2012 features such as sequences and Query Paging.

OSGi Release 6 Specifications add Data Transfer Objects and Versioning Annotations

by Alex Blewitt on  Jul 14, 2014

At last month's OSGi DevCon in New York, the OSGi Alliance released OSGi Core Release 6. This adds a standard for representing Data Transfer Objects and a way of annotating interfaces indicating whether they are supposed to be implemented or used by clients. In addition, an osgi.native namespace and extension bundle activators have been added; read on to find out more.

Rails 4.1 Improves Boot Time and Responsive Layouts

by Mirko Stocker on  Apr 09, 2014

Rails 4.1 can now preload your application to improve startup time and comes with improvements for Action Pack, Active Record, and Action Mailer.

Having Actions Done from Retrospectives

by Ben Linders on  Feb 27, 2014

Agile retrospectives help teams to find and do actions to improve continuously. There are different ways to do follow up on the actions and to evaluate if actions are leading to better team performance and more value delivered to customers.

OpenAccess ORM Renamed As Telerik Data Access with Improved UI and Colored Visual Designer

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Feb 18, 2014

Telerik recently renamed OpenAccess ORM as Telerik Data Access with Improved User Interface and colored visual designer in addition to Telerik.DataAccess.Core NuGet, Telerik.DataAccess.Fluent and Telerik.DataAccess.Fluent.Sample NuGet packages.

Functional Relational Mapping Library Slick 2.0 Released

by Jan Stenberg on  Jan 26, 2014

Version 2.0 of Slick, a Functional-Relational Mapping, FRM, library for Scala, (corresponding to an Object-Relational Mapper, ORM, for object-oriented languages), was recently released with a code generator for reverse-engineering a database schema and new driver architecture to allow support for non-SQL databases.

OpenAccess ORM Q3 2013 SP1 Adds VS 2013 Support, Discontinued Classic Wizards, Oracle 9i and MySQL 5

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Jan 03, 2014

The recently released OpenAccess ORM Q3 2013 SP1 by Telerik has introduced support for Visual Studio 2013 in addition to extended support for Visual Studio 2008. Moreover, support for classic wizards, Oracle 9i and MySQL 5.0 will be discontinued beginning with the next release of OpenAccess ORM.

Frans Bouma Argues Code First O/R Mapping is “Silly”

by Jonathan Allen on  Dec 18, 2013 34

When building a database-backed project using an ORM, developers can choose between starting with database tables, classes, or abstract models. To open the debate, we offer you Frans Bouma’s argument that, “Code-first O/R mapping is actually rather silly”.

Large Model Problems Continue to Plague Entity Framework, NHibernate

by Jonathan Allen on  Dec 17, 2013

Entity Framework continues to have performance problems when using larger EDMX models to generate classes. “If the EDMX only has one entity type materialization takes 840 ms […] but when the EDMX contains a richer model, for example one with 67 entity types and 92 associations, the same test takes 7246 ms to complete”.

ORM Profiler v1.5 with Entity Framework 6 and Async Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Oct 11, 2013

ORM Profiler v1.5 has been released with support for Entity Framework 6 and Async in addition to several improvements and bug fixes.

Integrate OpenAccess ORM with NAnt using Clean, Build and Enhance Targets

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Sep 04, 2013

Telerik OpenAccess ORM integrates with NAnt using clean, build and enhance targets by making use of XML mapping.

ORMs And Persistence Ignorance

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Aug 29, 2013

Julie Lerman recently noted that Entity Framework can work with classes having private constructors and private property setters, which promotes persistence ignorance. We explore further.

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