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From "Mike Kienenberger" <>
Subject supported DB section
Date Sat, 09 Sep 2006 16:44:18 GMT
On 9/9/06, Borut BolĨina <> wrote:
> > > * -1 on the supported DB section - maybe replace it with a quick
> > > summary of features, with a link to a "feature overview" page.
> >
> > I agree. The modeler is a great feature, but the supported DB makes
> > Cayenne seem subordinate to the DB. I'd think that many people would
> > choose their ORM before they choose their DB. (well, we did).
> I worked with WebObjects and EOF in the past and consider myself lucky to
> know the technologies, but in real world databases rule not the persistent
> frameworks and that is a fact we must face. I don't hate the SQL, but will
> seize every opportunity not to use it, if I can use some persistence
> framework. I think the majority of Java enterprise developers are somehow
> preconditioned with legacy systems which include all sorts of databases.
> Having a free mind in choosing every bit of technology is a rare luxury. I
> would add an explanation text next to a list of supported databases. This
> list can be a powerful factor for db oriented group of developers which are
> presented with persistence framework.

I am also -1 on the supported db section.   I think it makes Cayenne
look more limited than it is.   Cayenne "supports" a generic JDBC
driver.    It supports certain databases better, but it supports all
of them as far as I've determined.   It's relatively trivial to add
support for a new database.
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