TechTalk releases Genome Object-Relational Mapping for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005
TechTalk releases Genome 2.4 with Visual Studio 2005 integration
Vienna, Austria -- November 22, 2005 -- TechTalk today announced its release of the new object-relational mapping tool Genome 2.4, a leading object-relational mapping (O/R-M) solution for the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0. The new Genome 2.4 is fully integrated with Microsoft Visual Studio 2005. It offers two additional Genome-specific project types for mapping a business layer to a database and to a Web service interface.
Developers building .NET Framework-based enterprise applications with Visual Studio 2005 and Microsoft SQL Server 2005 face the mismatch between the object-orientated business model and the relational data model. Layered architectures address this mismatch in the data access tier, which takes up a significant proportion of development efforts when implemented manually. Apart from the purely entity-relational mapping aspect, it is quite hard to encapsulate data query logic formulated in SQL, degrading maintainability and flexibility of this layer.
Genome is an O/R-M tool that automatically provides persistence for .NET Framework classes in relational databases such as SQL Server 2005. It generates the data access layer from the class model and a relational schema mapping. Genome introduces object-oriented concepts and the ability to refactor down to the data access logic tier. Depending on the type of application, efforts for development can be reduced by up to 80 percent while increasing maintainability and flexibility of the code.
“Microsoft is pleased that Genome is providing this link in the tool chain for developers working with relational databases in a .NET Framework-based environment,” said Dino Chiesa, product manager of the .NET Developer Product Management Group at Microsoft Corp. “With the upcoming Language Integrated Query (LINQ) integration, Genome is also aligned with future innovations of the .NET Framework.”
“By using Genome in our e-government projects we reduce lines of code by 40 percent on average, thereby increasing productivity and maintainability significantly and lastingly,” said Christian Schieb, Solution Architect at Unisys Corp.
For more information about Genome, visit our website at http://genom-e.techtalk.at, where a fully-functional free evaluation version is available for download. Licenses for commercial editions start at USD 399. TechTalk also grants free community licenses for non-commercial projects, subject to approval.
In a future release, Genome will provide designer support utilizing Visual Studio 2005 Domain Specific Languages to author mapping files. Genome’s Object Query Language will also support the LINQ technology preview for the .NET Framework 2.0.
TechTalk Software Support provides professional software development and architecture services based on .NET Framework-based applications, with current clients in the United States, Asia and Europe. Genome and its support services are available worldwide.
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