How to get SPARK 4.5
I just want the spark 4.5 generator and NOT the whole .NET Design Pattern Framework 4.5 package. do i still need to pay $229 to get PRO Spark 4.5?? Dapper on the other hand is for FREE!
Sherlon Gerard, Mar 21, 2016
Today, PRO is an 'extension' to the Standard .NET Design Pattern Framework and consists of two code generators (with sample code of course). It does not include the Standard .NET materials.
To understand PRO you really need the Standard .NET Design Pattern Framework (which is where the SPARK platform is explained and documented).
Having said this, this configuration will change in the next release, that is, the PRO version will then also include all Standard materials.
Finally, comparing Dapper to SPARK is not really correct -- SPARK is a platform (application architecture if you will), not just an ORM.
Hope this helps.
Jack Poorte, Mar 24, 2016