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Friday, January 27, 2012

TMS Aurelius Roadmap

TMS Aurelius has been released and we are very satisfied with feedback from all of you. Most comments are compliments and questions about how to use the existing many features, but some of them are also feature requests.

So the intention of this post is to give you an idea of what's coming next with TMS Aurelius and TMS Data Modeler, based on customers feedback.

Please note that this list is subject to change, especially due to further customer feedback, and is not a commitment of any kind - we have the freedom to refrain from implementing any of these features - this is just the current intention for further development.

Features being considered to be implemented until 2.0 version:
- TObjectDataset component for visual binding objects to data-aware controls
- Support for more databases
- Support for more data-access components - IBObjects will be the next one to be supported
- Custom SQL expressions and projections
- More generator types - GUID should be the next one
- Other minor fixes and of course bug fixes
- More events and/or interceptors

Other features that are being considered (depending on feedback and demand):
- Dynamic properties
- Mapping through external file
- Database schema update (simple and limited)
- Query Language - use of query commands as alternative to query API

TMS Data Modeler will be improved as well, with support for more databases and constant improvements in user interface. And, of course, tighter integration with TMS Aurelius - improved class generation and constant support for new Aurelius features.

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Wagner Landgraf




This blog post has received 36 comments.


1. Monday, January 30, 2012 at 7:53:53 AM

Nice roadmap, I think you choose very well the features to focus on.. Did you also consider implement optimistic locking through object versioning?

Also, I didn''t understand what is dynamic properties

Magno Machado Paulo


2. Monday, January 30, 2012 at 8:17:37 AM

Magno, object versioning is under consideration, yes. This roadmap is not a final list of features to be implemented or considered, but it''s just the main ones we considered (based on feedback) to be the most important ones. We might even have other features implemented before the ones listed here.

Dynamic properties are a way to map properties to fields at runtime (not compile time) and depending on the database you are connecting to. In other words, it''s a way to use the same application to connect to two databases that are slightly different (some additional fields in some tables).

Wagner Landgraf


3. Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 4:56:13 AM

Hello, great job. Many FireBird developers use FIBPLus components, do you plan the support of them ?

Thanks.

Karel Janecek


4. Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 8:43:51 AM

Hi Karel, yes, we''re investigating several other database-access componentes. FIBPlus is on that list.

Wagner Landgraf


5. Thursday, February 02, 2012 at 11:32:19 AM

Do you plan on supporting AnyDac?

Ere Ebikekeme


6. Thursday, February 02, 2012 at 12:22:26 PM

AnyDac is already supported.

Wagner Landgraf


7. Friday, February 03, 2012 at 5:50:26 AM

Is it possible to use stored procedures for CRUD operations?

Niek de Ruijter


8. Friday, February 03, 2012 at 2:30:36 PM

Niek, currently, no. It create the SQL statements dynamically based on table names, columns and dialect being used.

Wagner Landgraf


9. Monday, February 13, 2012 at 7:25:54 AM

Do you plan to support IbDAC from Devart?

Michael Trowe


10. Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 12:55:57 PM

+ 1 for object versioning ! In a multi-user business application, it is hard to get away without multi-version concurrency control.

Stephane Carre


11. Monday, March 05, 2012 at 2:07:35 AM

1. Any plans for supporting first n and next n ?
2. Any plans to support SDAC, ODAC, IBDAC ?

Gerhard Holzner


12. Monday, March 05, 2012 at 7:46:42 AM

1. Yes, first n and next n will be supported soon. Current schedule is for version 1.4
2. UniDac support was added, can''t the same driver to be used with those components?

Wagner Landgraf


13. Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 8:25:10 AM

Hi! Any plans for GUID identifiers?

deksden


14. Tuesday, April 03, 2012 at 8:35:48 AM

Yes, GUID identifiers is in the todo list.

Wagner Landgraf


15. Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 1:40:34 PM

It seems that Aurelius lacks a "casting mechanism" before storing records retrieved from a database into objects.
Example:
If you create the following entity:

[Entity]
[Table(''ARTISTS'')]
[Sequence(''SEQ_ARTISTS'')]
[Id(''FId'', TIdGenerator.IdentityOrSequence)]
TArtist = class
private
[Column(''ID'', [TColumnProp.Unique, TColumnProp.Required, TColumnProp.NoUpdate])]
FId: Integer;
...

it will NEVER work in SQLDirect or UniDac on an Oracle Database (fortunately it will work in DBExpress).
The reason is that SQLDirect and UniDac query components return an Oracle sequence value as a variant of double vartype, so the "Id" member of a TArtist object will not be assigned this value (an exception is raised).

As a solution, but an unpleasant one, we can declare Id property as Double in the TArtist entity class.
It would be nicer if Aurelius internally tried to cast the variant of double vartype to a variant of integer vartype.

Etienne Gwihen


16. Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 1:51:39 PM

We do several tests with all supported databases and all supported data-access components. Some of them do not work as "standard". The mentioned ones, for example, need to be configured to retrieve integers (not doubles) from cleary integer types (like Number(10)). Usually EnableIntegers=true or EnableInt=True or similar configuration would do. This is an issue that occur with any Delphi application, not only those using Aurelius. Never say never! ;)

Wagner Landgraf


17. Friday, May 04, 2012 at 5:53:53 PM

Hi, i vote for schema update!

Paolo Bocchini


18. Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 5:27:29 AM

hi, any plans for index of field

wangwei


19. Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 11:00:19 AM

What do you mean by "index of field"? Aurelius already supportes creating unique indexes, if that''s what you mean.

Wagner Landgraf


20. Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 12:12:56 AM

not only unique index,if i need query by one field of non-unique field; So this index property is important 。

wangwei


21. Tuesday, June 05, 2012 at 11:30:16 AM

You mean just for database optimization? We can consider including that in future, sure. But now you can query on any field without the need for an index.

Wagner Landgraf


22. Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 5:49:33 AM

Hi, when is support for FiBPlus planned ?

ThePuyl


23. Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 3:53:51 PM

Next version will include FIBPlus support.

Wagner Landgraf


24. Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 3:48:02 AM

Hi, i''m really interested in TMS Aurelius, but it all depends on support for FIBPlus, When is the next version, including FIBPlus, planned ?
(next week ;-)?/next month?/next half year ?/next year ?)

ThePuyl


25. Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 8:48:52 AM

Actually the component drivers (support for 3rd party) are provided with source code even in trial versions. Thus, if you want to test, please download and install the trial, then send as an e-mail, I will send you the additional unit with FIBPlus support so you can test it.

Wagner Landgraf


26. Monday, September 10, 2012 at 7:08:49 AM

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