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Databases

This week I've been playing with a couple of things that I haven't used before - Struts 1.2-dev for one, and Hypersonic, a 100% Java RDBMS that supports transactions, RI, and stored procedures. I have been pleasantly surprised with both. I've always thought that Struts action mappings can be a bit cumbersome to write when there are lots of them. XDoclet can help here, but there are some new...
on May 29, 2004
There is a lively discussion going on at TheServerSide at the moment,concerning the recent vetoing of JSR 243 by three large vendors - IBM, BEA, and Oracle. The reasons cited by the three vendors basically boil down to the seeming overlap between JDO 2.0 and the upcoming JSR 220. Of course, I suppose it's not surprising that three app server vendors with a heavy investment in EJBs would be...
on May 5, 2004
I am a huge fan of O/R mappers like Hibernate and JDO. They insulate developers from the database mechanics, speeding up development and boosting productivity. They also add a layer of insulation above the database itself, which aids portability. However, insulating developers from the database layer completely is not always a good thing. Developers still need to be aware of the performance...
on Apr 29, 2004