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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
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    OpenAccess Quick Start for Oracle using the Visual Designer

    Introduction This blog post demonstrates how to set up a Telerik OpenAccess ORM project for use with Oracle databases. We will use the Visual Designer to design our domain classes and then generate the corresponding Oracle database schema. Install ODP.NET Telerik OpenAccess ORM uses the ADO.NET (Oracle.DataAcces.Client) Provider from Oracle called ODP.NET. This can be downloaded from the Oracle Website. The way to your model Create a new solution in Visual Studio and add a new project of the type ‘Class Library’.   After creating the ‘Class Library’ our next step is to create a domain model. To do this we use the ‘Domain...
    June 01, 2011
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    The Query Result Cache

    Quite some time ago we touched upon the details of the caches maintained by Telerik OpenAccess ORM in the these 2 blog posts – First Level Cache, Second Level Cache.  In this post we will provide some more information about the ‘Query result cache’ which is held as a part of the 2nd Level Cache.   What is the Query Results Cache ? When you execute a LINQ query to fetch some objects from the database there are quite a few things that take place in the background before you actually get back the result. Let’s list some basic actions that are...
    May 17, 2011
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    OpenAccess ORM Q2 2011 Will Feature a Profiler, Check Out the Roadmap

    Todd Anglin's blog on how to trust the SQL an ORM tool produces stirred quite a bit of attention from the community, which also pushed us to action. As a result, we are happy to announce very exciting news on the next version of Telerik OpenAccess ORM, due this summer. Telerik OpenAccess Q2 2011 will come with a built-in Profiler, which will open the "black box" of its operations and will give you an insight on how to optimize its behavior. This tool will also provide great assistance to developers who have decided to not use an ORM tool on the premise...
    April 27, 2011
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    Setting advanced runtime options

    There are various properties that govern how the OpenAccess ORM runtime behaves. The default values for these settings usually suffice for most situations. In case you need to tweak some settings, this can be done via the ‘Backend settings’ tab in the ‘Model settings’ dialog available in the Visual Studio designer. These options are broadly divided into 4 categories (here you can find more information about this dialog and the settings available): Runtime configuration Tracing & logging Second level cache Connection pool When any setting is changed in this dialog and the .rlinq file is saved, OpenAccess generates the appropriate code to set...
    April 20, 2011