Archive for May, 2008

Development continues

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

It looks like development on NHibernate.Remote will continue at least on the short term. After doing a significant amount of research I came to the conclusion that while the IdeaBlade Devforce framework is a great product we probably won’t be moving to it anytime soon.  The reason stems mainly from the fact that the upcoming DevForce versions will be based on the Entity Framework, and to do so means dropping some really attractive features from their platform.  I am interested to see if/when they achieve feature parity with their previous versions.

In the meantime work will continue on NHibernate.Remote  with priority on the stability of the connection.   I am looking into seeing if there is merit to going with a fully disconnected model instead of relying on tcp sessions to keep an active connection.  Any suggestions?

Sidetracked on Evaluation street

Friday, May 9th, 2008

Sorry I havn’t been doing many updates the last couple of weeks.  While wrestling with some issues with NHibernate.Remote I ran across a project called DevForce by a company called IdeaBlade.  This is a mature enterprise level software package that accomplishes many of the things that I set out to do with NHibernate.Remote.  It is also very expensive.  Because the company that I work for is severely undermanned in the programming dept, I have been evaluating this option too see if this would work for our systems.  I’m not sure yet how it will turn out but I will keep you all aprised of the situation.  If we decided to purchase this package it would most likely mean the amount of time I have to devote to NHibernate.Remote would be severely limited. 🙁