There's been a general call for 'Intellisense' like features in ORM tools, and Viev is responding to that and our own 'wants and needs' to provide (what we call..) 'Enterprise Aware' typing assistance throughout Richmond.
One of the best places to use this type of feature is when creating 'Predicate Readings' within ORM. We also think that this type of feature is in line with a 'Cost per Click' thesis (the less clicks to do the job, the more money you save).
The other reason is that we really want to push the envelope of what is possible and feasible within an ORM tool, so it challenges our coding skills too, which is a boon.
Anyway, we are really enthusiastic about the ability to just 'type' the predicate readings with intelligent assistance.
Here's a small video:
I hope this is helpful and welcome information within the ORM community.
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