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The RISE software suite is a tool for efficient engineering of business information solutions.

The RISE software suite is a tool for efficient engineering of business information solutions. It addresses your information development needs throughout all phases; analysis, design, implementation and maintenance. This article covers the key benefits, user experience and architecture of RISE.

Key benefits
RISE is a CASE (Computer Aided Software Engineering) tool for engineering of business information solutions. It applies an information centric approach to development and supports the entire life-cycle of your business solution.

* It allows clear and concise communication leveraging the potential for people with different fields of expertise to participate and collaborate.
It reduces project overhead and redundancy by allowing the output of a development phase to act as the input for the next phase.
It allows multiple developers to work simultaneously with different parts - applications, modules or integrations - of your business solution.
It increases developer throughput by allowing a visual work-style and introducing conventions to reduce technical barriers.
* It promotes the quality of your business solution by enforcing consistent solution to any information modeling problem.
It safe-guards the value of your business information by providing your solution with the means to reuse your information.
It allows true, cloud-style, Internet development of database solutions by introducing managed information models.

User experience
The user experience of RISE is based on the RISE Editor, see image below. It displays a project tree in the upper right corner showing all drawings and objects that make up your information management solution. This includes objects such as entities, relations, views and interfaces.

The user works with and modifies the model in the drawing area. A model may contain any number of drawings each representing a specific aspect, or view, of the model. New objects are dragged on to the current drawing from the object toolbar to the left. The lower-right of the screen displays the properties of the object currently selected in the drawing area. The lower-left pane displays any subitem of the selected object. For instance, the attributes and indexes of an entity or the methods defined in an interface.

The top of the RISE Editor window display menus and toolbars with functionality for working with the model. Especially, the Tools menu contains functionality for generating documentation and a database model and application server for the current model. More advanced functionality will open in specific dialogs, or wizards, to assist the user such as the Code Generator dialog and the View Editor and Method Editor dialogs. For further information on the graphic user interface and working with the RISE Editor, please, refer to our RISE tutorials (Tutorial 1 - modeling and Tutorial 2 - Implementing).

The RISE Editor operates on a XML file structured according to the RISE DTD (Document Type Definition). The XML file stores all aspects of the model including drawings, views and interfaces as well as the evolution of the involved entities.

The RISE Editor can generate code either locally, to file, or by connecting to a RISE Server for automatic generation and maintenance of the server parts of an information solution. The below picture shows the scenario where the information model is sent across the network for server-side code generation.

The image above displays the full use of the RISE suite including both the RISE Editor and RISE Server (RISE WebService). The RISE WebService provides the following features:

1. It generates SQL/DDL code and automatically runs it to maintain (upgrade) a database model without loosing it current content.
2. It generates application server code and automatically deploys it as a web service for accessing the correpsonding database model.

Users running the RISE Editor standalone may generate code locally and then manually compile and/or deploy it to accomplish the same effect.

What's New in This Release:

В· Supports the RISE Visual Modeling extension for Visual Studio 2010.
В· Composed method editor support drill-down, see image below.
В· Composed methods now supports transactions.
В· Aggregation functions (group by) supported in views.
В· All code generators have been updated. Download new ones to avoid warnings!

System Requirements:

* .NET Framework 3.5
Program Release Status: Minor Update
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall

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