dotConnect for Oracle Express Edition
is a data provider for Oracle that features support for Object-relational mapping (ORM) and is capable of building on ADO.NET technology, thus providing advanced computer users with a complete solution for Oracle-based database app development.
This data provider offers to its end users native components that can make it possible to connect to Oracle databases and also a vast spectrum of Oracle-specific features. Some of them include Alerts, Pipes, Advanced Queuing, Transparent Application Failover, packages, objects and REF cursors.
It also packs a broad range of productivity-boosting GUI tools, which were designed to simplify work and increase productivity. Users can integrate dotConnect for Oracle Express Edition into Visual Studio Server Explorer, but this data provider supports being integrated into other tools, as well. It is possible to make use of its component tweaking features by turning to its complex visual component editors.
DataSets can also be created, modified and organized by relying on its built-in tools, which include the DataSet Manager, the DataSet Editor and the DataSet Wizard.
The ORM support involves a visual ORM model designer: the Entity Developer. Among the technologies this provider supports, users can find NHibernate, ADO.NET Entity Framework and LinqConnect.