Devart team is glad to announce a beta version of the new product dotConnect for Salesforce. dotConnect for Salesforce is an ADO.NET provider for accessing data of the Salesforce.com cloud CRM and Database.com cloud database through the standard ADO.NET or Entity Framework interfaces. It allows you to easily connect your .NET applications to Salesforce data, and integrate Salesforce services with widely used data-oriented technologies. dotConnect for Salesforce offers local SQL engine to query Salesforce data, advanced data caching, query optimization and other enterprise level features.
dotConnect for Salesforce Benefits:
- ADO.NET interface to Salesforce data
ADO.NET is a widely-used and well known way to access data that can easily be integrated with a number of data processing technologies, thus allowing you to easily create data-oriented applications. With our provider you can use your ADO.NET and SQL knowledge instead of learning complex Salesforce Web Service API and querying data with SOQL, which is rather limited. Additionally, dotConnect for Salesforce tightly integrates into Visual Studio, allowing you to create connections to Salesforce services in Server Explorer, Query Builder, or Data Source Configuration Wizard.
- Wide Entity Framework support
dotConnect for Salesforce can be used to build Entity Framework models for Salesforce.com or Database.com data with Entity Data Model designer or with our own ORM model designer - Entity Developer. Entity Framework offers you a number of advantages over using Salesforce Web Service API directly: LINQ to Entities language to access data, entity relations with lazy/eager loading, single SubmitChanges call to post all the data updates, etc.
- Miscellanous enhancements
dotConnect for Salesforce local data caching greatly reduces data retrieving time and allows you to decrease the number of web services API calls. Our local SQL engine optimizes your queries to give you as much performance as possible. dotConnect for Salesforce offers easy access to metadata with either GetSchema method or through SQL-92 compatible information schema.
For detailed information on dotConnect for Salesforce please refer to the product pages. If you wish to provide feedback on the new version, you can do it in our forum or by e-mail. We are always glad to hear your comments and take into account your development needs.
Devart Development Team