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New Realm .NET Caters to Mobile Dev Platform's 'Fastest Growing Segment'

Realm has boosted the Microsoft stack capabilities of its mobile development platform, catering to C# coders and .NET developers, who constitute the platform's fastest growing segment of users.

The Realm platform includes an embedded client-side object database and the server-side Object Sever to sync data and provide other back-end services.

The platform worked great for devs using tech like Linux or Mac, Node.JS, and PostgreSQL, but for C# coders working on Windows and perhaps using SQL Server, "Realm only met you halfway," the company said in a blog post yesterday.

The new offering furthers that C#/.NET/SQL Server support to meet the needs of more developers using Realm that the company has identified from its user base telemetry.

"Developers using Microsoft's C# and .NET technologies are the fastest growing segment in the Realm community over the last six months, more than doubling the growth of comparable stacks," said Alexander Stigsen, co-founder and CEO, Realm. "This impressive growth, coupled with the popularity of the .NET stack, made it an easy decision for Realm to further our commitment to Microsoft technologies to make developing and supporting responsive and engaging mobile applications easy for any company, from startups to Fortune 100 market leaders."

Realm .NET offers new features including:

  • Support for .NET, including C#, within Realm's server-side event-handling framework
  • Support for the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) within Realm's real-time synchronization and data encryption technology
  • A two-way data connector between Realm and Microsoft SQL Server, which the company said makes it easy to integrate applications and features into existing databases to bring legacy business data to the world of real-time and mobile

The SQL connector, which the company said made two-way Realm/SQL Server data integration "dead simple," is in a private beta program, expected to be incorporated into the platform's Enterprise Edition starting next month.

About the Author

David Ramel is the editor of Visual Studio Magazine.

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