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    New Profiler View Added in OpenAccess ORM for Q3 2011

    In Q2 2011 we introduced the Profiling and Tuning advisor, which makes it easier than ever for developers using OpenAccess ORM to see what is going on behind the scenes.  In this release we are happy to expand on the profiler by introducing improved UI features, and a new Metrics view.  The new view makes it easy for developers, and system administrators, to keep an eye on the health of an application.  It displays metrics like committed transactions, rollbacks, connection pool health, and second level cache health.  All of these metrics can be displayed with almost no performance impact on the application due...
    November 20, 2011
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    Telerik OpenAccess ORM NuGet Packages for Code First Development

    We have a lot of exciting new features available in the Q3 2011 release of OpenAccess ORM.  Among my favorite additions are our awesome NuGet packages. These packages make it even easier to get started building a domain model using OpenAccess ORM’s fluent mapping, or code first, API. In this release we have added two NuGet packages to the NuGet repository. When these packages are added to a project, it will be configured automatically to work with Telerik OpenAccess ORM Free Edition.  Let’s take a look at these great new additions to OpenAccess. The Packages The OpenAccess.CodeFirst package sets up the project for code...
    November 16, 2011
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    Bend Telerik OpenAccess ORM to Your Will With Type Converters – Part 1

    In Q1 2011, Telerik OpenAccess ORM introduced a flexible type conversion system. This type conversion system allows developers to instruct OpenAccess on how to map types that it may not support out of the box. This feature makes it possible for OpenAccess to work with built in UDTs, such as SQL Spatial and XML, as well as any custom UDTs developers create. What is a User Defined Type? SQL Server 2005 introduced user-defined types (UDTs). UDTs extend the SQL type system by allowing you to store objects and custom data structures in a SQL Server database. UDTs can contain multiple data types...
    September 20, 2011
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    Using Telerik OpenAccess ORM Spatial Data with RadMap for Silverlight

    Spatial data is all the rage, everyone wants a map in their application to quickly visualize data.  In a previous blog I showed how you could query, and display, SQL Spatial data on RadMap for WPF using Telerik OpenAccess ORM.  In this blog, I will show you how to display the data on RadMap for Silverlight.  This adds a slight twist because we need to transport the SQL Spatial data across a service boundary, but thanks to some updates in RadMap this is still an easy process; so lets take a look! Database Setup The first thing we need is some spatial data. In...
    July 29, 2011
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    Q2 2011 OpenAccess Released!

    The team has been hard at work, as always, to bring some really neat new features to Telerik OpenAccess ORM for Q2 2011.  You can check out the release notes to see the full list of new features, but make sure to sign up for the release webinar to see all these new features in action!  For now, we will take a quick look at a few features available in the new bits. Profiler and Tuning Advisor One of the most anticipated features in the Q2 2011 release is the OpenAccess Profiler. In Q1 2011 we introduced a new Metrics API, and the profiler...
    July 13, 2011