Description: ARTechs DeKlarit lets developers both generate and maintain the data model, the data access and the business logic layers of.NET applications. Define your domain problem and business rules and DeKlarit will determine the best relational data model and, with the help of DeKlarit add-ins, build a presentation layer from Windows and Web components. Add-ins included with V3.5 are generators for Windows forms, ASP.NET, smart devices and Web services. Version 4.0, now in beta, is compatible with Visual Studio 2005 and offers new features such as a reverse engineering tool, a custom DataSource for ASP.NET pages and support for DB/2 for iSeries.
Expert commentary: "In these days where Software Factory is little more than a buzzword for most people, Deklarit provides one of the best success cases on what it means to provide a Software Factory. It is an amazing product that integrated flawlessly into Visual Studio, and that allows the rapid creation of applications that follow best architectural as well as coding practices, by means of automatic generation of most of its code. Not only that, but it leverages all of MS patterns & practices guidance and application blocks, and is continuously updated with their latest additions. If you're in the rapid software development business, Deklarit can be a powerful ally. They bring back into VS the RAD that was lost pretty much when .NET and all its gory complexity came out."