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

by Jonathan Allen Follow 50 Followers 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”.

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Large Model Problems Continue to Plague Entity Framework, NHibernate

by Jonathan Allen Follow 50 Followers 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”.

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

by Anand Narayanaswamy Follow 0 Followers 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.

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

by Anand Narayanaswamy Follow 0 Followers on  Sep 04, 2013

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

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ORMs And Persistence Ignorance

by Roopesh Shenoy Follow 0 Followers 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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Hibernate adds OSGi Support

by Alex Blewitt Follow 2 Followers on  Jul 11, 2013 1

Hibernate, the popular Java ORM, has recently added OSGi support. InfoQ caught up with Brett Meyer to find out more about the challenges involved.

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Joy of StackMob

by Martin Monroe Follow 0 Followers on  Jun 26, 2013 2

In the beginning of MBaaS, there was StackMob. Since then the mobile ecosystem has become flooded with competitors in this new approach to app dynamics. InfoQ takes a closer look at the Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS) provider StackMob and its privacy practices.

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The Uncertain Future of NHibernate

by Jonathan Allen Follow 50 Followers on  Jun 20, 2013 6

For many years NHibernate reigned as the premier ORM for the .NET framework and despite the successes of Entity Framework many people still consider it their first choice for new projects. But a lack of developers may severely hamper its future.

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CAST: Adding Spring Lowers the Quality of JEE Applications

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 14, 2013 25

A CAST report discloses that JEE enterprise software has lower quality when using Spring or Struts than using just Hibernate. Also, the quality degrades when Java is mixed with C or C++.

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Stored Procedures and Entity Framework

by Jonathan Allen Follow 50 Followers on  Aug 06, 2012 9

Much has been written on the topic of ORMs and its failings. Most of the objections fall into two categories: Separation of Concerns and Object Oriented Design. For the Entity Framework we have good news for one these.

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Comparing NHibernate and Entity Framework

by Jonathan Allen Follow 50 Followers on  Jun 11, 2012 31

Developer Ricardo Peres of Portugal has published a seemingly unbiased comparison of the leading .NET ORMs: NHibernate and Entity Framework. While we recommend anyone considering both to read his article, Differences Between NHibernate and Entity Framework, we are going to tough on some of the key differences.

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LLBLGen Pro 3.5 Adds OData and SQL Server 2012 Support, Designer Improvements

by Jenni Konrad Follow 0 Followers on  Mar 24, 2012

Version 3.5 of the ORM tool LLBLGen Pro was released this week, and includes updates to Entity Framework and NHibernate functionality, designer improvements, and several updates to the runtime, such as support for OData and SQL Server 2012.

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VMware Introduces Spring Hadoop

by Charles Humble Follow 64 Followers on  Feb 29, 2012 3

VMware have announced the availability of Spring Hadoop, which integrates the Spring Framework and the Apache Hadoop platform.

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Hibernate 4.1 Released With Improved Auditing Support

by Kostis Kapelonis Follow 0 Followers on  Feb 28, 2012 7

JBoss relases Hibernate 4.1 with improvements to the Envers module that allow for finding the database revision responsible for a change in a specific audited property.

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FluentData: A New, Lightweight ORM with a Fluent API

by Jenni Konrad Follow 0 Followers on  Feb 24, 2012 12

FluentData is a new introduction to the micro-ORM family that aims to be more straightforward to use than full ORMs like NHibernate and Entity Framework. It uses a fluent API and supports SQL Server, SQL Azure, Oracle, and MySQL.

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