In 2001 we first demonstrated Object Relational Mapping (ORM) technology for .NET – ObjectSpaces. However it has taken 6+ years to get to the point where we have released an ORM. Actually we released two.
Which reminds me of waiting for a bus. You wait and wait and wait and then finally two come at once! Anyway – I digress.
Choice can be a great thing but it was pretty obvious that having two ORM technologies from one supplier was causing a lot of confusion amongst Windows developers keen to benefit from using an ORM on their projects. I have previously discussed how to choose between these two technologies but things have got much clearer over the last few days.
Last week Tim (Program Manager on the team) posted an update on the roadmap. My summary in one line would be:
There are clearly some implications that come out of this. I will have a stab at them in Q&A form. This is not an official Q&A – but hopefully is a helpful Q&A.