What is CodeFluent Entities?
CodeFluent Entities is a
model-first tool integrated with Visual Studio 2008/2010, for continuous
generation of all layers and their plumbing code: database, business, service
and user interface.
Define your business logic in
its centralized model, choose your target platforms and technologies, and generate.
Generation is a continuous process throughout developments: you can do it as
much as needed, without ever losing existing data. The generated code is
standard .NET, so extending and using it is absolutely standard .NET developments.
In practice, developing an application using CodeFluent Entities is as follow:
- Define your business logic in a pragmatic model using platform
independent concepts such as Entities, Properties, Methods, Rules, etc.
Define producers which from your model will generate
actual code. Each producer generates optimized code for a single technology
(e.g. SQL Server, Oracle, C#, WCF, SharePoint, SQL Azure, etc.)
The generated code is state-of-the-art code: plain old partial
classes easily extensible, implementing an extensive set of well-known
interfaces to make your life easier.
Since the generated code is standard .NET code, nothing specific
to CodeFluent Entities is needed afterwards: use it, compile it and run it as
A structural change is needed such as adding a new entity,
changing a type or adding a feature such as localization or security? Update
your model and generate over!
In the end, CodeFluent Entities provides a recipe that will help you quickly
raise rock-solid foundations, and successfully craft the rest of your .NET
applications, letting you focus on what truly matters.
is Microsoft SQL Azure?
Microsoft® SQL Azure™ Database
is a cloud-based relational database service (RDBMS) built on SQL Server®
technologies. It is a highly available, scalable, multi-tenant database service
hosted by Microsoft in the cloud. SQL Azure Database helps to ease provisioning
and deployment of multiple databases. Developers do not have to install, setup,
patch or manage any software, as all that is taken care of by Microsoft with
this platform as a service (PAAS). High availability and fault tolerance is
built-in and no physical administration is required.
For more information please
refer to Microsoft’s official SQL Azure
SQL Azure Producer
The SQL Azure producer
translates your model into Microsoft SQL Azure compliant T-SQL scripts
to generate a SQL Azure database. This way entities will become tables,
properties become columns, methods translated into stored procedures, and so
on. Furthermore, the generated scripts can be deployed automatically on
the SQL Azure database.
In addition, you can work
locally using the producer to generate on a local or on-premise Microsoft
SQL Server database. In this scenario, the SQL Azure producer generates
100% compliant code on both platforms. Moreover, when generating on a Microsoft
SQL Server instance, the producer detects it and will use a differential
engine which will update the database through generations rather than dropping
and creating it over, this way ensuring you’re not losing any data during
your developments. This differential engine is in fact a key feature since
it allows developers to generate continuously, this way preserving the cyclic
aspect of an application development lifecycle as described earlier.
Finally, once the application
is ready to go live, the developer can indicate the producer in a single click to
deploy the scripts on the online SQL Azure database.
can see full-featured demos by watching these videos:
Try it yourself: download
CodeFluent Entities and start building your application!