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Subject [Jakarta-commons Wiki] Update of "Digester/WhyUseDigester" by SimonKitching
Date Sat, 10 Sep 2005 01:42:22 GMT
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add info about hibernate xml mapping

  as data rather than true objects, then digester is not for you; DOM, jDOM or other 
  more direct binding tools will be more appropriate.
+ === Hibernate xml mapping ===
+ The hibernate library is best known for doing OO <-> Relational database mappings.
+ However version 3.0 and later have the ability to also map objects to and from xml.
+ This would appear to be quite similar to Digester/betwixt in features; the classes being
+ mapped are real classes, and configuration information (an external xml file or
+ annotations within the source code) define how the bean properties are to be mapped.
+ I haven't actually used this hibernate feature, so can't offer any more info. If you
+ have used hibernate's xml mapping functionality then please describe your experience
+ here.
  === Pre-processing tools ===
  Tools like JAXB take an xml schema as input to a "compiler" and generate
@@ -106, +118 @@

   * JBind (
   * JXM (
   * Skaringa (
+  * hibernate (
  == Articles ==

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