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  1. Support for MongoDb out of the box like EF

    I would like support for other popular noSql databases like MongoDB and RavenDB. If this can already be supported then just some proper documentation on how it can be achieved and some supporting example projects would be very helpful. Thanks.

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    • 1 vote
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      • Documentation mentions "EntityManager.acceptChanges" and "rejectChanges" method, but those methods don't exist

        This page:
        http://www.breezejs.com/documentation/entitymanager-and-caching

        Says that EntityManager has the methods acceptChanges and rejectChanges, but they don't appear to exist in code.

        They sure sound useful though. ;)

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        • Decouple Breeze from Entity Framework

          I like what Breeze does but I need it to work for a hand rolled ORM or NHibernate or any other ORM.

          I would also like it to be able to cope with classes that don't have navigation properties in them. NHibernate does not force you to pollute your business entities with foreign keys to allow it to work. Breeze needs to be able to deal with this.

          Thanks

          17 votes
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          • adding ANY and ALL filter operators

            It would be nice to filter on the properties of 1-n related enities. [Even if it is a collection of entites and not a single (1-1 related) entity.]

            With my suggestion it would be possible to execute the following queries:

            •find all movies starring a particular actor
            •find all orders where at least one of the order-lines is for a particular product
            •find all orders where every order-line has a value greater than $400
            •find all movies tagged 'quirky' - where Tags is a multi-valued property.
            •find all movies with a least one actor tagged as a favorite

            It would…

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            • why the change in BreezeWebApiConfig?

              I just upgraded from 1.3.0 to 1.3.1 and there appears to be a change in the Routing Template from "api/{controller}/{action}" to "breeze/{controller}/{action}". This caused some confusion as it broke my application as the route was changed. Once I found the issue it was fine but there was nothing in the release notes that explained that there was a change. As I used the default routing that came with the nuget package BreezeWebApiConfig.cs got updated automatically which caused the issue. In future please include routing changes into the release notes.

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              • Support executing arbitrary stored procedures within the transaction scope SaveChanges

                Support executing arbitrary stored procedures within the transaction scope SaveChanges

                [Or] allow some way of tying in to the transaction scope for any SQL

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                • Seperate out EFContextProvider

                  I would like to start out by saying nice job on breeze. You guys have a breeze mvc webapi dll for those people doing .net. I really like the EFContextProvider, but I think it would be cool if it was a seperate project. This would allow users to use it in different class libraries to create repositories and a unit of work for the different models that you create and have one place to manage it. Keep it breezy, thanks

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                  • Make breeze play nice with AMD loaders like require.js

                    There is a problem when you want to AMD load breeze.js (see http://stackoverflow.com/questions/13937539/breezejs-and-requirejs-not-working-as-expected)
                    I think the only problem is that breeze.js should define dependencies in the define() call. Currently it calls define(), but doesn't pass ['ko', 'Q'] as dependencies, but instead looks for ko and Q in the global namespace.
                    If this is too much trouble, please provide second breeze-amd.js version.

                    37 votes
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                    • Update SaveChangesCore to allow custom validation errors to be returned

                      Adding Custom Validation Attributes (e.g. "[MyCustomAttribute]") to your model class causes the SaveChangesCore() method to throw an 'ArgumentNullException' instead of the expected 'ValidationException' when the model Custom Validation Attribute is invalid. This is because the exception message formatting code assumes that 'key.EntityKeyValues' will never be null, which apparently is not the case when a Custom Validator prevents the model from being saved. It would be nice to correct the code to assume 'key.EntityKeyValues' can be null so that the server-side validation exception message can at least be returned to the client. See http://stackoverflow.com/questions/14332833/breeze-js-not-returning-custom-validation-error-messages-from-server for more details.

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                      • Examples that uses other backends.

                        You know that many developers have already loved Breeze.js but that's not it. It has the potential to be a really great technology for the new breeds of developers (beginners)...

                        I'd like to suggest to include examples on how Breeze.js works with other backend technologies such as Java, PHP, etc..

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                          Changing status to complete.

                          Our NodeJS/MongoDB sample was added in 1.4.0, and our Ruby sample went live shortly before 1.4.2.
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                          Work is well underway on a Java backend for Breeze, using Hibernate and JAX-RS. Please check out https://github.com/Breeze/breeze.server.java/tree/master/breezejs-hibernate .

                          The NorthBreeze sample (https://github.com/Breeze/breeze.js.samples/tree/master/java/NorthBreeze ) is a web application that uses the breezejs-hibernate library.

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                          • Full oData CRUD support

                            per this forum reply, full crud support for odata services is not currently supported in breeze.

                            http://www.ideablade.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=3793&PID=15186#15186

                            104 votes
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                            • Support NHibernate

                              Support NHibernate out of the box like EF

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                              • 48 votes
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                                  completed  ·  2 comments  ·  Admin →
                                • Angularjs support

                                  I'm curious as to what you guys are cooking up for Angular...It seems like it could in theory be pretty easy as angular binds to plain objects, but I'm sure there are plenty of wrinkles. Glad we have brilliant minds such as yourselves to figure this stuff out!
                                  Just off the top of my head I'm thinking in the query promise callback you could set the array to what forEach is observing via an angular.apply() call, since we're outside of angular. Or better yet somehow integrate the promise with forEach since this is what angular uses if I remember correctly.…

                                  34 votes
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                                  • Mocking Data Calls

                                    Allow for Breeze's data service calls to be able to be overridden with mock data calls, so data can be seen without needs to make actual ajax calls for designing and testing. Similar to amplify's model and using mockJSON with it.

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                                      • 48 votes
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                                        • Support TypeScript final 1.0

                                          Now that TypeScript 1.0 is released it is time to update the breeze.d.ts file to support this final release.
                                          Also it would be nice if breeze.d.ts supports the actual export/import mechanism of TypeScript. Best example: knockout.d.ts

                                          62 votes
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