All About Being Developer-Friendly

All About Being Developer-Friendly

July 30, 2012 0 Comments

Check out the new features ofADO.NET 4.0, released today. DataDirect Connect® for ADO.NET 4.0 has always delivered high performance as well as a flexible, secure connection for programmers and application developers to access and modify data stored in all major database systems, including Oracle, DB2, Sybase, and Microsoft SQL Server. As more .NET applications move to the Cloud, high performance and efficiency become even more important. What’s new? Our latest version is the industry's only suite of ADO.NET data providers that completely eliminates the need for database client libraries with a 100% managed, wire protocol architecture.  Programmers and application developerscan build applications for the Cloud easily, and this version has the industry’s broadest support of Microsoft LightSwitch, which allows businesses to develop and deploy their applications fast. New developer-friendly features available in DataDirect Connect for ADO.NET 4.0 include:

  • Visual Studio LightSwitch support – Enables developers to quickly develop and deploy LightSwitch applications for Oracle, DB2 iSeries and Sybase.
  • Development pattern support and type mapping – Developers now have more starting points to begin their ADO.NET development, including Entity Framework 4.0 model and code first patterns and greater flexibility in choosing how to implement framework types in the database to comply with corporate standards or to meet DBA requirements for indexing.
  • Expanded bulk load support - Increased performance and flexibility of Progress DataDirect® Bulk Load application, including enhanced streaming in Visual Basic or C#. Faster bulk operation performance can be applied across an even wider range of scenarios than ever before.
  • Enhanced enterprise-quality driver logging - Complete runtime pictures of driver/database interactions through fully tuneable connection options gives developers the ability to resolve technical issues quickly and minimize production impact of troubleshooting. Memory buffers capture information rather than writing straight to disk, minimizing the impact to the performance of the runtime environment and translating to faster resolution times for technical issues and more uptime in production.

We are excited about these features, and we’d love to know what you think! Click below to download a free trial version and test it out for yourself.


Paul Griffin

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