Just to bring everyone up to speed, Telerik acquired Vanatec in October 2008. With this acquisition Telerik also added Open Access ORM to our developer tools portfolio.
What is an ORM?
ORM is an acronym for object relation mapping. At a basic level, an ORM helps us store & retrieve objects. For many of us, an ORM simply prevents us from writing a lot of SQL.
For example, let's say we have a Customer class:
An ORM allows us to do something like this:
And behind the scenes it would automatically generate & execute the SQL needed to persist this object:
INSERT INTO Customers(FirstName, LastName) VALUES ('Mike', 'Walsh')
I'm simplifying a lot, but this will give you the general idea. ...