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.
Key Features: * 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 v4.1 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.
What's new in this version:
Version 9.2.162: Entity Framework Core database-first support;
JSON functionality support in Entity Framework; Oracle Advanced Security support in the Direct mode. The 'Do not install assemblies in the GAC' check box that allows disabling placing the provider assemblies to the GAC is added to the Install Wizard.