Description from the Publisher
dotConnect for Oracle is an enhanced data provider built over ADO.NET architecture and a development framework with a number of innovative technologies. With state of the art ORM solutions such as Entity Framework and LINQ to SQL, it introduces new approaches for designing applications and boosts productivity of database application development.
* Flexible Connectivity
dotConnect for Oracle can connect both through OCI and directly over TCP/IP. Applications written with dotConnect for Oracle do not require installation of Oracle Client software.
* Database Application Development Extensions
dotConnect for Oracle has a rich set of design time tools that leverage the development process greatly. Particularly, there are convenient design time component editors, wizards and managers, toolset for live data binding, DDEX, and much more.
* Oracle Advanced Features Support
dotConnect for Oracle allows developers to harness full capabilities of the Oracle server. dotConnect for Oracle supports such Oracle-specific features as Advanced Queuing, Alerts, Pipes, Direct Path Loading, Change notifications, REF cursors, objects, packages, and others.
* ORM Support
dotConnect for Oracle offers enhanced ORM support with a bundled visual designer for ORM models – Entity Developer. It offers you advanced support for Model-First and Database-First design approaches and flexible T4 template-based code generation for the model.
dotConnect for Oracle supports Entity Framework v1, v4, and v5, NHibernate, and LinqConnect (formerly known as LINQ to Oracle) - Devart's own ORM solution, closely compatible to Microsoft LINQ to SQL.
Entity Framework v 4.1 features - Code First and DbContext API are supported in a new DbContext template with fluent mapping generation.
Entity Framework Spatials support has been significantly improved in dotConnect for Oracle.
* Workflow Foundation Support
Provides support for Oracle Workflow Instance Store and Workflow Tracking.