1. BreezeJS Feature Suggestions

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  1. 625 votes
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    • Provide a ServiceStack adapter

      Support ServiceStack much like ASP.NET Web API is supported

      445 votes
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      • Support for PHP and MySQL

        Support a PHP connector for MySQL. This is one of the most often used data connections.

        390 votes
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        • Better documentation to create own support for any external datasource

          What needs to be considered on client/server side etc.
          Maybe with a sample?

          317 votes
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          • Use websockets/signalr to push updated objects instantly out to the client cache

            On the client side, objects can get stale if they are frequently updated. Instead of requiring constant polling to see if entities have changed, allow updates to be pushed from the server out to the client cache. That change would in turn trigger knockout bindings so that the HTML instantly updates.

            272 votes
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            • Support .NET Validation Attributes

              It would be great if the .NET validation attributes defined on the business model were sent along with the metadata. One benefit of this feature would be that we wouldn't have to redefine error messages on the client side.

              213 votes
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                A quick update for this request:

                We’re probably 50% there today, but hope to get to 80% soon. This is certain to get done, but we’re just not there yet.

              • RESTfull conception support

                RESTfull concept suggests to use different http methods(get/post/put.delete) for CRUD operations with specific request params and responses. Also it suggests send only necessary info.(for ex. no need send entityAspect for RESTfull API).

                Similar functionality exists in JayData. Will be great if Breeze will support this functionality too. It'll be usefull for big apps, for api which have to be shared to other clients and expand area of usage.

                Also this functionality will add supporting DTO without writing own context provider for breeze.webapi .net framework because in this no need to use breeze.webapi .net. Generally users will develop asp.net web api…

                178 votes
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                • Support for "in" query

                  For example in sql:

                  Select id, name from table1 where id in (1,2,3)

                  175 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Admin →
                  • 166 votes
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                    • 164 votes
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                      • 137 votes
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                        • Support Design Time Typed Entities

                          A tool to create Typescript typed entities from WebAPI metadata in the same way that JaySvcUtil works for JayData

                          126 votes
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                          • 100 votes
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                            • Expose a method on the EntityManager to "unwrap" an entity instance (toJS).

                              There are a few use cases where an entity instance needs to be sent to the server to an MVC API controller (for example for async server side validation); to do this, it is necessary to obtain an unwrapped version of the instance (plain JSON) that contains no internal properties such as entityAspect and uses properties instead of observables (ko.mapping.toJS is not suitable because of the former). Also, because the client configuration allows for a different naming convention, the method should be able to translate the names back to the naming convention originally used by the server.

                              Such a method…

                              97 votes
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                              • Give the developers more extensibility on the metadata creation.

                                Sometimes it is needed to change the metadata at run time on either the client or the server. It would be nice to be able to have a mix of automatic metadata creation (through EF) and manual manipulation. An example of this need could be for server side encrypted properties and the need to add a new property with the unencrypted value. Read this question on StackOverflow for more info: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/18118091/how-to-add-a-property-to-an-entitytype-after-it-has-been-added-to-the-data-store

                                94 votes
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                                • 92 votes
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                                  • To add the java backend for the breezejs.

                                    right now breezejs is running on asp.net(as a backend) but since I am a developer of Java Applications that's why I am waiting for the java version of the breezejs

                                    89 votes
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                                    • Support other web apis, such as tastypie for Python/Django

                                      Django and Tastypie expose data in a similar way to ASP Web API. It would be nice to have Breezejs work with Python frameworks.

                                      78 votes
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                                      • for Linux

                                        I quickly scanned the documentation about installation and found heavy reference to Visual Studio. While I have VS2008 installed on one of my PCs. My day-to-day working machine is a Ubuntu box. Could you show some instruction about using Breeze on a Linux box? Perhaps with Eclipse as the IDE. Or make Breeze available on an online IDE such as JS Fiddle? Thanks.

                                        75 votes
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                                          Simon,

                                          Yes, our initial launch shows Breeze using Visual Studio 2012 with a .NET Entity Framework back-end.

                                          Breeze does not require .NET, but this is currently how we have the data provider hooked up through WebAPI. We are planning to support other back-ends and front-ends, as well as show IDEs other than Visual Studio. Your feedback on UserVoice helps us prioritize these features.

                                          Thanks for the feedback and your interest in Breeze.

                                        • Update samples to use typescript

                                          Provide samplese that use breeze and typescript

                                          75 votes
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