WebORB 3.3. for .NET is released
It feels like it has been forever since we did a release of the .NET edition of the product. In reality it took us just two months to add a bunch of features, documentation, fix bugs and make the product better than ever. Here's what's awaiting for you when you download and install the best Flex and .NET integration technology ever (aka WebORB):
- WebORB Data Management for Flex (WDMF) is available in the Standard Edition (yes, the one that is FREE). You can connect to your MySQL or SQL Server database, import schema and generate all the AS3 and C#/VB.NET code to do a full blown CRUD against your database. The system will give you sample MXML files so you can see how easy it is to use the API to retrieve, create update or delete data. The generated code on the server side is automatically compiled and pre-deployed. The price you have to pay is $0 (zero) dollars. Is there a catch? you betcha! The Standard Edition supports up to 5 tables, if you need to import more, consider upgrading. Sorry, we have to make money so we can continue delivering these fantastic features.
- WDMF now supports Database Views. You asked for it and now you can enjoy WDMF even more! When you connect to your database, the WDMF designer will show not only the tables, but all the Views as well. You can import a View simply by dragging it into the data model. In the generated code a View is represented by an ActiveRecord class, so all the same APIs are applicable. You can see all the Views for a database right after the tables:
- WDMF no longer requires full closure of the related tables. Dependency on the related tables can be turned off in the model designer. The end result - you do not need to import every dependant table - focus just on the tables you need in your Flex application.
- Management console now includes a section for the WebORB Messaging Server. You can easily monitor all deployed messaging applications, see real-time client connections, inspect Remote SharedObjects, upload and play media streams.
Messaging Applications Overview Screen:
View/Remove client connections:
Inspect/Monitor remote shared objects:
View/Stream/Delete/Upload video files:
- Flex integration documentation is available in the user guide includes with the product. You can also see it here on the website.
- Service browser has been redesigned to provide a per-assembly view of the deployed services:
- Service browser provides a way to diagnose assembly loading errors. Those assemblies that cannot be loaded show up with a special icon. There is also a tooltip reporting the loading errors:
- WebORB configuration file (weborb.config) is 'hot-deployable'. Any change made to the file is automatically picked up by WebORB. Previously a change to weborb.config required a restart of ASP.NET.
- WebORB configuration file includes a setting controlling response buffer (see the 'performance' section of the config file).
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