• .NET

    Building Real Applications with Telerik MVC & OpenAccess – Building the Model

    Using OpenAccess Forward Mapping really allows you to focus on building a strong model, rather than getting caught up in the persistence details, and this can expedite development time dramatically. Every developer I know could use a little more time to focus on more important things :) Before we can use the OpenAccess Forward Mapping Wizard, we need to create a model for our application.  After we have a solid model, we can run the wizard, and it will create the database for us! Awesome!   Getting Started The first thing that I do is create an abstract base class that all business...
    February 11, 2010
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    Working with OpenAccess in Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2

    If you’re like me, the end of the year represents a time when most other projects are starting to wind down and you finally have a chance to get back to testing some of those “fun” Microsoft betas. Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 is probably at the top of the stack. Microsoft’s next major update to the flagship IDE is getting very close to RTM, so now is a great time to start checking-out the tool.   What you should be pleased to know is that almost all of Telerik’s developer tools already offer a lot of support for VS 2010- even...
    December 15, 2009
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    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...
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    Replay: OpenAccess ORM Advanced Topics Webinar

    Yesterday I delivered a webinar which covered some advanced OpenAccess ORM topics. If you missed it, the webinar was recorded and is now available on Telerik TV for your viewing pleasure. For this webinar, I discussed the mechanisms available in OpenAccess to allow developers to implement object-oriented principles such as inheritance and polymorphism. I also demonstrated how to use transactions to manage operations on your persistent data and how to optimize database queries using FetchPlans and FetchGroups. Click here to watch “OpenAccess ORM Advanced Topics” on Telerik TV! If you need a more introductory guide before diving into these topics, don’t forget to check out...
    April 27, 2009
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    Free Webinar this Thursday: OpenAccess ORM Advanced Topics

    Mark your calendars! This Thursday (April 23rd) I am hosting another OpenAccess ORM webinar. If you missed the last one, I covered ORM basics and how to get started with Telerik’s OpenAccess ORM. Be sure to check it out on Telerik TV. If you’re ready for a deeper look at some of the features OpenAccess offers, then plan to stop in Thursday for an hour or so while I show you how to move your OA skills to the next level. Here’s the topic: Join Telerik Evangelist Kevin Babcock for a look at some of the more advanced features of OpenAccess...
    April 21, 2009