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From Andrus Adamchik <>
Subject Re: SelectQuery + Orderings
Date Mon, 30 Jan 2012 07:34:22 GMT
I am glad that the API evolution doesn't stop and is not waiting for this or that "big thing"
to happen. The new ordering methods might become available before we take our time to design
the new query. The new vararg/generics ObjectContext methods are already available, even though
we haven't figured out generic queries yet, etc. This makes Cayenne better now and not later.

But at some point we'll have to take on that big thing - a generics-friendly selecting query
combining features of EJBQLQuery and SelectQuery, that can be created from String or via API,
with API being chainable.

For me - I need to finish 3.1 docs and release 3.1... I'd think we can do it in 3.2 then.


On Jan 28, 2012, at 12:38 PM, Aristedes Maniatis wrote:
> On 28/01/12 12:51 AM, Andrus Adamchik wrote:
>>> My only quibble with order() is it sounds immediate.  Maybe orderBy()
>>> instead?
>> Fine with me.
>>> For fetch limits, could have a limitTo() method?
>> FetchLimit is a bit different - it a "property" in a Java beans sense. The ordering
API changes do not affect the "property" aspect of it. So what is the goal here, to provide
chainable API?
> Personally I like it. I think I mentioned Ruby/Rails before, and their chainable query
API is very succinct and readable. Now Java is naturally more verbose than Ruby as a language,
but I like the sort of chainable api that looks something like this:
>   List artists<Artist> = SelectQuery(Artist.class).where("name LIKE 'b%').and('age
> 23').join(Gallery.class).limit(10).order(;
> We've had this conversation before, and I guess it really needs one of us to write up
the full class API for what this sort of approach would look like if it is ever going to get
past these conversations. I'd love if I had more time to sit down and think about this, but
realistically that isn't soon.
> Regards
> Ari
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