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ORM Lite - new release v0.12d - easier to use for new users (especially for students)

Last post Wed, Sep 7 2011 11:54 by BrianC. 0 replies.
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    • BrianC
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    ORM Lite - new release v0.12d - easier to use for new users (especially for students)

    ORM LITE is a light-weight, open-source ORM tool that implements most of the ORM 2 notation. New features: simpler to learn, easier to use, improved Rmap, improved verbalizer, new Entry Sequence Diagram, new ability to merge object types, better help. Please try out this new release and help us to improve this introductory-level ORM tool. This release is available in the ORM Foundation Library.

    What’s New in v0.12d?

    This release is focused on making the tool easier to use for new users (especially for students). The "ORM Quick Start" available from the help menu explains how to create diagrams, describes the most essential scripts, and provides ease-of-use short cuts for common operations. Rmap is available at the click of a button as is a new "Entry Sequence Diagram" that shows the implications of mandatory constraint decisions on database use. (Did you really want to require that all of those facts be entered at the same time?)

    One of most common problems that beginners encounter: creating two different Object Types when they intended to have two graphics for the same Object Type, is now easily found and fixed. (To find the problem, just click on the "Repeat Object Type" button and look for duplicates. To fix it, select one of the duplicates and run the "Combine Duplicate Object Types" script.)  This can also be used to combine two Object Type that are later discovered to be the same. (Simple make the Name and RefMode identical and then use the script to combine them.)

    An ORM verbalizer that is included that will work on Binary Fact Types and Object Types.

    Rmap's naming of columns and tables has been improved.

    While there is still room for improvement, this release marks a major step forward in ease of use, especially for new users and students.


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