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From Michael Gentry <>
Subject Re: Cayenne advantages
Date Tue, 10 Oct 2017 18:14:06 GMT
Actually, let me add a 3rd:

3) Great community.  Everyone tries to be helpful and respectful here.

On Tue, Oct 10, 2017 at 9:08 AM, Michael Gentry <> wrote:

> Hi Ari,
> For me it is two primary things:
> 1) The ObjectContext.  Our data has a top-level item which faults in up-to
> tens of thousands of child records throughout a complex object graph.  The
> UI allows editing of the entire object graph and navigating around the
> various levels.  At the end, a single objectContext.commitChanges()
> persists everything that has changed.  This works amazingly well and
> requires no additional code on our part to manage the object graph changes,
> re-attach objects to sessions, etc.
> 2) Cayenne Modeler.  I have it open most of the time I'm doing work that
> touches the Cayenne graph.  It is much easier for me to visualize Cayenne
> objects in CM than Eclipse/etc.  It is also quite easy for novice Cayenne
> developers to run CM and get a gentle introduction in a nice visual format
> without having to learn annotations or XML.  This greatly improves real
> productivity while they are becoming familiar with the framework.
> mrg
> On Mon, Oct 9, 2017 at 3:32 AM, Aristedes Maniatis <>
> wrote:
>> We are currently rebuilding the Cayenne website and would like to refresh
>> its unique selling points. What is it that brought you to Cayenne and kept
>> you here? I know there are some EOF escapees who are here because EOF is no
>> longer supported, but what positive reasons keep you here rather than
>> moving to a JPA or other library?
>> This is not about denigrating the alternatives but highlighting what
>> Cayenne does well and showing new developers why they should try it.
>> 1. If you made a bullet list of your key features (even with only one
>> item!) what would it be?
>> 2. If you met a developer at a conference and suggest they try Cayenne,
>> what would convince them to try it?
>> Ari
>> --
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>> Aristedes Maniatis
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