LLBLGen Pro Team
The Hague, The Netherlands
We've released v5.0, CTP2! A CTP (Community Technical Preview) is a pre-beta release with the features we've implemented thus far to get extra feedback during development. It comes with its own time limited license which expires on December 31st, 2015.
To download the CTP2, you have to have a valid v4 license. Please go to the website, login and under 'My Account' -> downloads -> v4.2, go to the betas section. You'll see the CTP2 there.
* LOTS of bugfixes and small adjustments
* Derived models: define one or more derived models on top of the entity model to produce hierarchical DTOs or document classes. The designer generates Linq projection code to project entity fetches to the DTO/document classes. For DTOs you can also opt for writable DTOs, which will get you additional methods to project the DTO back to the root entity. The Document database code can be used with e.g. RavenDB and MongoDB, to store denormalized, hierarchical data fetched from the relational model data, e.g. for readonly purposes in your application.
* Designer adjustments for derived models in many locations
* Code generation configuration has changed, is more streamlined now
All major features we wanted are now implemented. There are still small things to add/adjust (about 35-40 workitems) so RTM is still a couple of months away, but we're nearing the end of this development cycle
Please read the enclosed readme.docx for details and please, if possible, provide feedback on any element you think should improve or doesn't work, so we can address it. The readme contains a list of known issues, so reporting on those is not necessary .
Feedback can be posted in the specific forum for this CTP: http://www.llblgen.com/tinyforum/Threads.aspx?ForumID=56
(edit) Some in-depth information about the new features of CTP 2: https://weblogs.asp.net/fbouma/what-s-new-in-llblgen-pro-v5-0-ctp-2