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From "Derek Hohls" <>
Subject Re: AW: CForms and Modular Database Actions
Date Tue, 14 Jun 2005 09:22:23 GMT

Ok; that is one viewpoint.  But I think these quotes from the Wiki: 
are also pertinent:

"Be aware that you will not be ready to write Hibernate-based applications 
in 5 minutes. You are about to venture into a complex topic. Sit back, get a 
cup of tea and prepare for some **days** of reading and learning. 
The following skills are mandatory: 
You need to be proficient in Java..."

I did spend a fair chunk of last year downloading and days reading through 
the Hibernate documents - they do seem fairly comprehensive and 
well-written... but they are not simple or straightforward.  And for
someone like myself, with skills in XML, XSLT, Javascript, SQL... all of
which have been more than sufficient to develop webapps with Cocoon over
the past few - the add-in of high-level Java skills to the mix is a really "gotcha" 
that significantly raises the learning barrier here.

So to rephrase my original point - is this the only way to develop interactive
database webapps with Cocoon - or should PHP start looking like an attractive 
option once more?! 

>>> 2005/06/14 10:16:41 AM >>>
>From my personal experience I would not consider moving to Hibernate as very

Following the wiki tutorial at it took me a day to
create a search form with result list... and the major part was convincing
jboss to act properly :-).


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Von: Derek Hohls [] 
Gesendet: Dienstag, 14. Juni 2005 09:39
Betreff: Re: CForms and Modular Database Actions

Hmm.  Easy to say.  But moving to Hibernate is a quite a major 
jump... a whole 'nother technology to digest.

I assume that the "deprecation" status shows up in the code -
it is not clearly indicated on the documentation website - see: 
(last update March 2005)

>>> 2005/06/10 03:05:56 PM >>>
Derek Hohls wrote:

> It just seems strange that these both these technologies are developed 
> inside of Cocoon without any simple way to link them...  or what did I 
> miss?

stay away from modular db actions if you can. they are deprecated (which 
is why you won't find samples for it) and vastly inferior to ojb or 

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