Monday, March 2, 2009

Sculpture 1.0 Final was released, Sculpture 2.0 begins the road

I am happy to announce that Sculpture 1.0 Final was released. It is quite similar to the beta 2.

Main changes are:

1. Eliminating the installation problems (One installation for all Sculpture components).
2. Fixing all issues about the generation of WCF & ASMX service proxy.

Some colleges will ask:

Oops that’s all what you are doing for 3 months (Since beta 2 released)??

But I can give them a short answer for now:
Actually no, we spend most of time designing the next generation of Sculpture (Sculpture 2.0) which we expect that it will be a revolution in the model driven development industry.

A lot of things come to the table that I will blog it in detail in a dedicated series.
Some Snippets:
1. Sculpture model comes with two modes, Platform independent mode and Platform specific mode.

2. New “Golden Molds” (Premium Molds):
In Data Source Layer: Database Molds supports SQL Server, MySQL, and Oracle. All these databases will support iterative experience between the model and the database without blowing your data so the development agility will be increased.

In Data Access Layer: Molds support full ORM with Entity framework and NHibernate (Mapping entity to more than one table, Mapping table to more than one entity, Conditional Mapping, Complex types, Inheritance …)

In Presentation Layer: (Which the actual revolution) Molds that support true UI Modeling, which gives you the ability to model all of your UI Components not only the CRUD ones.

3. A lot of enhancement in the designer to facilitate the modeling process.
4. Premium support will be available.

5. All existing molds and the Sculpture itself will still free and open source.

6. Migration from 1.0 to 2.0 will be totally kept in mind (so do not worry, all of your work with Sculpture 1.0 will be alive forever).

That’s a brief summary of our thoughts (till now) about sculpture 2.0 (Of course your suggestions are welcomed).

About the schedule for Sculpture 2.0 (approximately):

Sculpture 2.0 Beta at Mid of May 2009.

Sculpture 2.0 Final at Mid of June 2009.

Let’s return to Sculpture 1.0 Final ;) you can download it from here.


Millan Sanchez said...

Good Joob Anegm!!! The creation of manual references to the Web Services was a nightmare!!

Anonymous said...

guest00: Thank you guys for the product!
Looking forward for v.2.0
Some notes - when I add entity with name "Item" I received a lot of errors :) Is it reserved word?
Another problem - how can I put validation for the entity itself? If I want to validate entity "Item" against another entity in the domain what language should I use? The example is to prevent user to put more than 3 items.
In ECO I use OCL to query the whole domain.


Ahmed Negm said...

Hi Alex,
We will check about the "Item" name.
about the entity validation is not supported by Sculpture but you can do that easily by adding partial class of the entity in your custom code.

Anonymous said...

Hi Negm!

First of all Thanks for this Wonderful MDA style app.
Unfortunately,I could not try my hands on it since it is giving me the error something like "while generating projects..Error was: Action AddUIProject failed to execute"

Waiting for toying with Sculpture!! pls reply..

Keith S. Safford said...

Hi Negm,

I had to uninstall my dev applications and reinstall them on my d drive (Visual Studio, SQL Server, etc.) due to my c drive getting full. (The morons who ordered my computer made the C drive 80 GB but the D drive was 160 GB, yep, it should have been the other way around). Anyway, I went to reinstall Sculpture and I am getting an error when I install the SculptureExtension.msi. The error is as follows: "Error 1001. Unable to get installer types in the D:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\IDE\PublicAssemblies\Dawliasoft.Culpture.MoldGuidanceInstaller.dll assembly. --> Unable to load one or more of the requested types. Retrieve the LoaderExceptions Property for more information."

Any ideas on how to get things reinstalled would be great.

Thanks in advance,

oxygen said...

i have downloaded the sculpture 1.0 from codeplex and also installed GuidanceAutomationExtensions.msi but still im unable to install sculpture. It gives me an error that i should install GuidanceAutomationExtensions even I have it installed. Please guide me!