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Databases for REAL

Introducing Storm

An easy database system

Issue: 9.6 (September/October 2011)
Article Description: No description available.
Article Length (in bytes): 4,797
Starting Page Number: 82
RBD Number: 9613
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http://storm.logicalvue.com
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Last time, I first mentioned Storm, the object-relational mapper that I use on nearly all my Real Studio projects. Since my first presentation on Storm at the ARBP Real Studio Summit in March, I've had many people ask if I would make Storm available for purchase. I'm happy to announce that Storm is now available on my website (http://storm.logicalvue.com).

History

Before becoming a full-time Real Studio consultant, I primarily worked with Microsoft .NET. The company I worked for had an in-house ORM that they used to connect to Microsoft SQL Server. After having worked with this for a while, I quickly came to prefer using an ORM when dealing with database access.

When I first started doing Real Studio consulting, I quickly realized that I would need to have my own ORM or I would go crazy repeatedly writing the same SQL statements and related commands.

Originally I would develop an ORM that was specific for each project. This would simply be a set of classes that matched the database structure, with one class for each table and a property on each class for each column. I then would have custom Save and Load methods on each class to communicate with the database. This worked OK, but it was quite a bit of work to set up, particularly for more complex database designs.

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