nHydrate - Conceive, Model, Generate

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nHydrate is an object-relational mapping (ORM) solution for the Microsoft .NET platform providing a framework for a relational database to be mapped to .NET objects. It is designed to alleviate the software developers experience writing persistence domains. The model controls database generation, LINQ syntax, API, DAL, etc.

The tool is entirely sited within Visual Studio.NET and all model maintenance and generation is handled directly from the environment. There are no XML files or other complex configuration scenarios to navigate like almost all other ORM tools. The VS.NET plugin GUI editor provides an interface to interact with a model and use it. Its features include:

  • Model Driven Architecture (MDA)
  • Powerful code generation framework
  • Visual Studio Integration
  • Dependency Walking
  • Persistence of 'dirty' (changed) data only
  • Server-side paging
  • In-memory filtering and sorting using LINQ
  • Auditing Support
  • Validation support
  • Callbacks and Notifications
  • Advanced lazy loading/load on demand
  • Load objects with LINQ syntax
  • Support for aggregate functionality
  • Concurrency Control Mechanism
  • Dynamic SQL Support




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