ORM Profiling Tools for the .NET Platform

by Jonathan Allen on  Nov 16, 2009 5

Sadly the terms “ORM” and “performance problems” often travel together. By hiding the underlying SQL from the developers, ORMs can offer a huge productivity boost. Unfortunately they also make it easy to generate ridiculously bad queries without realizing it. And without stored procedures to cross reference, finding the offending code without an ORM-specific profiler can be quite tricky.

Fluent NHibernate Has Been Released as 1.0 RC

by Abel Avram on  Aug 20, 2009 1

James Gregory, the owner of the Fluent NHibernate project, has announced his project has reached the 1.0 milestone and it is currently a Release Candidate.

NHibernate LINQ Provider Released

by Al Tenhundfeld on  Aug 05, 2009

NHibernate Linq 1.0 has been released. Based on the stable provider from NHibernate Contrib, NHibernate Linq 1.0 is a LINQ provider that supports most operations available through the NHibernate criteria query API.

23 .NET Open Source Projects

by Abel Avram on  Jul 02, 2009 12

Eric Nelson, a Developer Evangelist for Microsoft and Technical Editor of MSDN UK Flash, has compiled a list of 23 .NET open source projects mostly based on recommendations sent by UK developers. Other great projects did not make it into the list, while Microsoft’s contribution include: ASP.NET MVC, DLR, IronRuby, IronPython, MEF.

Easy Persistent Entity Transfers

by Craig Wickesser on  Apr 27, 2009

Often times when transferring persistent entities outside of the JVM you must strip off persistence related information or modifications. Gilead, formerly Hibernate4GWT, aims to ease that process and handle the heavy lifting.

NHibernate Mappings In-Depth

by Jon Arild Tørresdal on  Apr 24, 2009

Ayende Rahien have posted 13 blog posts describing the different NHibernate mappings in detail with examples. Ayende is one of the contributors to NHibernate, the creator of NHibernate Profiler and have been using NHibernate for many years.

Article: A Fusion of Proven Ideas: A Look Behind S#arp Architecture

by Abel Avram on  Mar 16, 2009 6

In this article Billy McCafferty presents S#arp Architecture, an ASP.NET MVC architectural framework meant to leverage current best practices in architecting ASP.NET web applications by providing a project code template which uses Domain-Driven Design techniques and has built-in support for NHibernate, Castle Windsor and SQLite.

Fluent NHibernate Has a Wiki

by Jon Arild Tørresdal on  Feb 09, 2009 1

Fluent NHibernate is an alternative to using XML mappings in NHibernate. Fluent NHibernate is using a fluent interface allowing you to define mappings in code instead of XML. Some people in the community have complained about the lack of documentation for Fluent NHibernate and as a response James Gregory recently announced the official Wiki for Fluent NHibernate.

Hibernate Search 3.1 Supports Dynamic Search Analyzer and Query Time Performance Improvements

by Srini Penchikala on  Dec 23, 2008

The latest version of Hibernate Search, an open source domain model search framework from Hibernate group, supports a declarative and dynamic search analyzer model as well as indexing and query time performance improvements. Hibernate Search development team recently announced the release of Version 3.1 of the search framework. The new version also provides new features focused on usability.

Envers Joins Hibernate

by Craig Wickesser on  Dec 01, 2008 5

Envers is an open-source project from JBoss which has recently been added under the Hibernate umbrella.

Polyforms - Reduce DAO Code Duplication

by R.J. Lorimer on  Oct 25, 2008 18

The goal of the Polyforms project is to remove the heavily duplicated glue code to tie data access objects to the underlying persistence API.

ModuleFusion 1.0.2 Released: Enterprise OSGi Distribution

by James Kao on  Sep 30, 2008

ModuleFusion 1.0.2, an OSGi service stack designed for enterprise applications, was released. The distribution includes frameworks such as Google Guice, Hibernate, and Jetty, packaged as bundles.

New NHibernate Community Site

by Abel Avram on  Sep 04, 2008

Fabio Maulo, a member of the NHibernate team, has announced the start of a new NHibernate web site called NH Forge. The name is a reminder of the fact that NHibernate was previously hosted on since 2005. The purpose of the new site is to bring together the NHibernate community, having all necessary in one place.

JRuby Roundup: RCov Port Available, Ribs For Hibernate Support, Parser Stats

by Werner Schuster on  Sep 03, 2008

A port of the popular code coverage tool rcov is now available for JRuby. Ola Bini started a Hibernate-based library for persisting Ruby objects named Ribs. And finally, JRuby trunk contains a new MBean for analysing parse times.

NHibernate 2.0 has Arrived

by Robert Bazinet on  Aug 25, 2008 2

NHibernate 2.0 was made official with the announcement of its general availability by Ayende Rahien. The announcement follows months of alphas and release candidates and now matches the features of Hibernate 3.2.