Telerik blogs
  • Productivity

    Telerik OpenAccess ORM - It's all about the speed

    An object relational mapper is about developer productivity, about the ability to quickly and easily make changes to your model, about integrated change tracking, caching and moving to other databases easily. It is also about speed. In this blog post I will try to explain the most common questions about OpenAccess in regards to performance and how you can improve it. The OpenAccessContext When using OpenAccess you always start with a type that derives from OpenAccessContext. Creating an instance of that type is a lightweight operation, typically in the order of a dictionary lookup. Then you execute your first LINQ query, and...
    February 27, 2012
  • Release

    Fluent Mapping Improvements in Q3

    Back in Q2 we released a beta version of the OpenAccess Fluent Mapping API and since have been constantly working on improving the experience based on the feedback that we got from our early adopters. While the API is still in beta it is much more mature and already provides most of the functionality provided by the visual designer. Today we will try and get familiar with some of the changes and improvements to the API that have taken place in the Q2 to Q3 timeframe. First of all we decided that some of the existing API  members should be changed....
    December 01, 2010
  • Productivity

    The OpenAccess SDK

    Say you want to take a quick glimpse of OpenAccess. Up to this point you had to download the trial version, then look at some articles and then at some more, maybe download an example, find some blogs, where is the documentation? With the Q3 release of OpenAccess we are introducing a solution – The OpenAccess SDK . This simple application will quickly become your favorite resource for all things OpenAccess. It will give you quick access to featured resource, videos, release notes, community blogs and of course a rich set of comprehensive examples providing real-life solutions to everyday problems. Now let’s have a...
    November 15, 2010
  • Release

    Upgrading to Service Pack 1 Q1

    Yesterday (the 27th of May) we released the Telerik OpenAccess ORM Service Pack 1 and with it we introduced full support for Visual Studio 2010 as well as integration of the Data Services Wizard into the product and a beta provider for the RIA services (you can read more in the release notes). There are however some things we need to note. There were some installation-related problems reported already by some of our customers. In some of the cases the Domain Model template was not available in the Add New Item dialog. In others after finishing the Add New Item Wizard the new items...
  • Productivity

    Generic Data Access

    When using an ORM one of the first questions users have is: But how is my data accessed? OpenAccess uses a technique called Enhancement to augment the compiler generated code. It works like as if the compiler had weaved in some additional code - much like the AOP people are doing it. The added code allows to provide the application with the needed management, lazy loading and change tracking capabilities. Because the code is compiled, there is no need to use reflection and therefore guarantees you a speedy access to your data. Your database data just comes into the objects as...