Sooda - Simple Object-Oriented Data Access
Sooda is an object-relational mapper (ORM) for the .NET Framework. It has been used in production since 2005.
Sooda includes a code generator, which can generate the entire Data Access Layer for your application. Each class of the DAL typically corresponds to a database table, its properties map to database columns and relationships map to object references and collections.
- transparent object materialization
- support for most data types from the .NET Framework
- natural mapping of one-to-many relations as referenced objects and collections
- natural mapping of many-to-many relations as collections
- various models of object inheritance
- Language Integrated Query (LINQ) including non-restricted
Selectexpressions and user-defined methods/properties
- dynamic fields that can be created at runtime
- differential XML serialization and deserialization for moving data across layers
- support for long-running transactions
- data caching with copy-on-write support
The following database engines are supported:
- Microsoft SQL Server - primary development platform, most thoroughly tested, production quality support
- Oracle - secondary development platform
- MySQL - experimental support
- PostgreSQL - experimental support
Sooda is open source software distributed under the terms of the BSD license.