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From Andrus Adamchik <>
Subject Re: Cayenne Transactions
Date Tue, 13 Sep 2011 17:07:44 GMT
Hi there,

See other replies in this thread. I can only add that Cayenne is as mature as Hibernate, and
has its own approaches to a set of persistence problems (so if you are looking for 1..1 correspondence,
there won't be one). Cayenne most certainly can be and has been integrated with all kinds
of frontend and IoC(DI) technologies, batch job processors, web services, etc. 

Usually it doesn't require a separate framework to do that :-) E.g. here is a typical "CayenneService"
that I am mapping in a DI container of my app (based on 3.1 code) to provide the rest of the
app with access to Cayenne. Showing it here in full as another 3.1 primer. As you see it is
pretty thin:

public interface ICayenneService {

	void addListener(Object listener);

	void addFilter(DataChannelFilter filter);

	ObjectContext sharedContext();

	ObjectContext newContext();

public class CayenneService implements ICayenneService {

	private ObjectContext sharedContext;
	private ServerRuntime runtime;

	public CayenneService() {
		Module module = new Module() {
			public void configure(Binder binder) {
 				// customize Cayenne internals here...
				binder.bind(QueryCache.class).toInstance(new OSQueryCache());

		// bootstrap one or more mappings, creating Runtime object...
		runtime = new ServerRuntime("cayenne-site.xml", ocModule);

 		// start a read-only shared context
		sharedContext = runtime.getContext();

	public void addListener(Object listener) {

	public void addFilter(DataChannelFilter filter) {

	public ObjectContext sharedContext() {
		return sharedContext;

	public ObjectContext newContext() {
		return runtime.getContext();


On Sep 11, 2011, at 5:41 PM, stéphane Lestoclet wrote:
> Hi,
> The Cayenne documentation states the following :
> Chapter: Understanding Transactions
>> It works either as a standalone mechanism, or in conjunction with another transaction
framework, such as JTA or Spring..
> Could you provide examples for both please ?
> Actually, I am new to Apache Cayenne and I am trying to find a serious alternative to
> Unfortunately, Spring does not provide a CayenneTransactionManager as for Hibernate,
iBatis and JPA. This makes it difficult to show that
> Cayenne integrates well with the famous integration framework which is Spring.
> It would also be a very good idea to ship examples with Cayenne (JUnit Tests would be
great) in order to show that Cayenne
> can be actually used/integrated with other technologies.
> Thanks in advance,

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