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June 6th, 2010, 12:03 PM
Entify - Open source entity framework for Mono applications

I have written an open source (MIT License (http://www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php)) entity framework for mono and monotouch. Now I'm looking for beta testers for the project. Entify comes with a visual designer tool integrated into MonoDevelop IDE. Below is a screenshot of the tool in action.


I hope that this project will help Gnome desktop application developers to develop new apps even faster than before. The idea of the project is that application developer doesn't need to worry about persistent store / data access layer or the application. Instead, the developer can focus on application domain logic, which is the beef of the app anyway. You may think Entify as GTK for data access. None of the desktop application writers write them own UI-libraries, because there is already a framework for that called GTK. Same could be applied for data access and I hope that Entify can help on this area.

Entify project website (http://www.taimila.com/entify/)
Many tutorials in my blog (http://www.taimila.com/)

Entify is a great solution for basic desktop applications like photo managers, music players, address books, calendars, email applications, etc. Please, give me feedback if you decide to test Entify.

October 1st, 2010, 11:40 AM
I will test, performance wise, to look whether it is better than nHibernate on Linux.

July 27th, 2011, 10:54 PM
Is this compatible with EF?


January 25th, 2012, 05:58 AM

Question. I'm really eager to use this because the only thing that was keeping me from using mono was because I couldn't use an entity framework. This will solve my issues but there's a gap.

Can the data be synchronized to MySQL or SQL Server or visa versa?