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S#arp Lite: S#arp Architecture Simplified To Its Essentials

by Jenni Konrad on  Nov 30, 2011 4

S#arp Lite is an effort to make S#arp Architecture more accessible to all developers; this scaled-back version includes a project template set up to connect to a database via NHibernate, a set of reusable class libraries, a base repository, and a sample project.

ORM Profiler Analyzes Data Access Performance

by Jenni Konrad on  Oct 14, 2011

Solutions Design has released ORM Profiler, a tool meant to help improve data access layer performance. It tracks and logs ADO.NET calls so that developers can analyze their data access and discover potential problems.

A New Enterprise Platform for Flex/Java EE Applications

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Jul 26, 2011

Granite Data Services released last week its Enterprise Platform for building Flex/Java EE Applications. Granite DS is an open source framework. InfoQ spoke with Frank Wolff, CEO and Co-Founder of Granite DS, about his perspectives on Rich Internet Applications.

Hibernate Object Mapping for NoSQL Datastores

by Rick Hightower on  Jul 12, 2011 6

Emmanuel Bernard, the developer behind Hibernate Validator, Hibernate Search, among others, recently announced the birth of Hibernate OGM. The new framework's goal is to provide a common interface for NoSQL datastores using JPA constructs. InfoQ spoke to Bernard to find out more about the framework.

Entity Framework 4.1 - Validation

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Jun 06, 2011 1

Validation is an interesting feature introduced in Entity Framework 4.1. It enables to validate entities or their properties automatically before trying to save them to the database as well as “on demand” by using property annotations. There are also a lot of improvements made to Validation from CTP5 to RTW version of Entity Framework 4.1.

Differing Opinions: DTOs vs Domain Objects

by Jonathan Allen on  Jun 06, 2011 5

Since the introduction of NHibernate and WCF, .NET developers have been moving closer and closer to the concept of unified entity-models. The end game here is that the same class can be act as your ORM entity, your WCF DTO, and your model for a MVC, MVP, or MVVM framework. Mark Seemann, author of Dependency Injection in .NET, argues this isn’t necessarily a good thing.

Introducing the Entity Framework Power Tools

by Jonathan Allen on  May 23, 2011 4

The introduction of a Code First option in Entity Framework has received quite a bit of praise. While it still has a long way to go before it unseats the reigning ORM, nHibernate, the progress Microsoft is making is quite astounding. In order to keep the momentum up Microsoft is releasing a set of power tools that will take an existing database and create a Code First representation.

StackOverflow’s ORM goes Open Source - Dapper.Net

by David Cooksey on  Apr 14, 2011 6

A simple ORM used in StackOverflow titled Dapper.Net was recently released on code.google.com. This ORM specializes in fast generation of objects from SQL query results. Dapper.Net supports mapping query results to a strongly typed list or a list of dynamic objects. The ORM is a single file of less than 500 lines of C# code and is available under the Apache 2.0 License.

Entity Framework 4.1 gets DbContext API – but no Database Evolution, SPs or Cached queries

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Mar 21, 2011

ADO.NET Entity Framework 4.1 is upon us – slated for a late April release, it will come with a whole set of new features, but not all of them are going to make it.

Oracle's Java EE 7 Plans Include Adding Cloud and HTML5 Support to the Platform

by Charles Humble on  Mar 15, 2011 2

Oracle filed the umbrella JSR for Java EE 7 last week, and the specification has now passed the initial review ballot stage. The overarching themes are emerging web technologies, cloud computing, and continued ease of use improvements including an overhaul to the JMS API. Elsewhere, JPA is scheduled to receive attention, and Oracle is talking about plans to revive the long dormant JCACHE JSR.

Introducing NHibernate 3.0

by Jonathan Allen on  Dec 12, 2010 7

NHibernate 3.0 is the first major release of the popular ORM in over a year. With the release it has changed the CLR version to .NET 3.5. This allows the creation of the QueryOver API, while replaces the string-based ICriteria expressions with strongly typed lambda expressions. This is in addition to the built-in LINQ provider.

Eclipse Virgo Released

by Alex Blewitt on  Nov 01, 2010 3

The inaugural version of Eclipse Virgo was released today, including the Eclipse Gemini Web component. Despite these being the first release under the Eclipse moniker, they are the natural evolution of the well-regarded Spring DM Server. Read on to find out what's important about this release.

The Latest NHibernate Developments

by Abel Avram on  Aug 12, 2010 1

The latest NHibernate developments include: the release of NHibernate 3.0.0 Alpha 1, NHibernate Profiler supporting NHibernate 3.0, and HQL Language Service for Visual Studio.

WebSphere 7 Feature Pack Supports OSGi-based Application Deployment and SCA Integration

by Srini Penchikala on  Jul 26, 2010

WebSphere Application Server V7 Feature Pack for OSGi Applications and Java Persistence API 2.0 offers a standards-based implementation of OSGi Blueprint Container specification and JPA 2.0. It also provides an optional feature to deploy and manage applications as versioned OSGi bundles. IBM recently announced the GA release of the feature pack which is based on Apache projects Aries and OpenJPA.

DataMapper Reaches 1.0 Milestone

by Robert Bazinet on  Jul 21, 2010 1

DataMapper, an Object Relational Mapper (ORM) for Ruby, arrived at a milestone recently reaching 1.0 status. The release, announced during RailsConf 2010, and coinciding with Dirkjan Bussink's presentation at the conference on the subject.

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