Additional new features include:
- FireStorm/DAO is now compatible with Windows Vista
- An extra "Navigation" field has been added to the foreign key editor in the user interface to allow users to control the direction of generated relationships when generating EJB 3.0 / JPA source code. Valid values are "Unidirectional, Parent -> Child", "Unidirectional, Child -> Parent", and "Bidirectional".
- The JDBC Driver and Data Source configuration have been re-implemented to improve usability.
When defining Table Finders or Custom SQL DAOs, it is now possible to escape colon symbols with the backslash '\' character to stop FireStorm/DAO from interpreting them as parameter names.
- Improvements have been made to the way in which FireStorm/DAO loads custom code generation providers that have been developed using the Architect Edition of the product. It is no longer necessary to specify the provider class names in the configuration file as FireStorm/DAO now scans all jar files in the jars directory at startup and automatically attempts to load any classes that implement the Provider interface.
FireStorm/DAO is a database access tool that adopts a pragmatic approach of generating Java source code for data persistence that is a direct mapping of a particular relational database schema. It is also possible to define complex multi-table queries and to leverage existing database logic contained within stored procedures.
FireStorm/DAO is based on the Data Access Object design pattern and is available in Enterprise, Architect, and OEM editions. FireStorm/DAO Architect Edition allows new custom code generation templates to be developed and integrated with the FireStorm/DAO Studio environment. FireStorm/DAO Architect Edition includes the source code for the Java code generation templates. The code generation templates are written in Java, which means that Java developers have a very short learning curve before they can start customizing the code generation.
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