Local lads Mindscape released version 3.0 of their LightSpeed O/RM tool yesterday. The ‘what’s new’ list has some interesting technical additions (as you’d expect), but developers will also appreciate other changes such as improved samples (I’m a sucker for good samples), new databases providers, as well as a simplified licensing model.
The migrations framework looks especially interesting – if it works half as well as the summary paragraph in the release post suggests then it’ll be a pretty invaluable feature for a lot of developers. I’d also suggest that using LightSpeed for this work instead of a tool such as SQL Delta (my current choice) or RedGate would end up being incredibly cost effective.
I’ve been meaning to put aside some time to investigate LightSpeed in depth for a while now, and it looks like the release of 3.0 is exactly what I needed to get me started.
Tags: Mindscape, LightSpeed, NZ, ASP.NET