DotConnect for Bigcommerce 1.6.378reviewed by Tony Hill on 4/5
BigCommerce is an ecommerce solution that has attracted a vast number of product vendors who use it to sell their products online. It offers many useful features, such as the ability to list products on popular web markets, like Amazon and eBay. dotConnect for Bigcommerce is a set of components that enables developers of .NET applications to connect to Bigcommerce platform, and work with data just like with ordinary database.
Connection to Bigcommerce can be made either from the Visual Studio Server Explorer or directly from the code. All you need to do is provide a Host, User Id and Authentication Token. No Bigcommerce API knowledge is required for querying the data, as all the communication between the application and Bigcommerce is done via SQL statements (supporting even more complex SQL statements). Data grids and other components can also be bind directly to dotConnect for Bigcommerce by using smart tags.
All of the common SQL operations are supported, including creating, reading, updating or deleting the data from BigCommerce, while there is also added Query Builder for creating queries visually. In addition to ADO.NET, there is also enhanced Entity Framework interface supported, while dotConnect for Bigcommerce also comes with included visual ORM model designer. There is also a detailed documentation available to help you get started or in case you run into any troubles.