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From Thomas Vandahl ...@apache.org>
Subject Re: What is Torque?
Date Mon, 08 Mar 2010 18:42:31 GMT
Greg Monroe wrote:
> That said, my personal elevator speech for Torque is:
> 
>     Torque is designed to simplify using SQL data in Java applications across all the
common SQL
>     database servers.  It allows for rapid  development, while supporting the full application
life
>     cycle.
> 
>     Torque is based on modeling your data schema in XML.  Torque uses this XML to generate
>     the Java objects needed to access your data via it's runtime component.  In addition,
>     Torque can generate the SQL needed to create the underlying DB and supports setting
up
>     the initial data your applications might need.
> 
>    This means development is faster because you concentrate on defining the underlying
>    data, then quickly start using the Torque generated objects to work on the business
>    logic.
> 
>    It assists in the application deployment phase with its generated SQL scripts and
initial
>    data setup capabilities.
> 
>    Finally, it helps in the maintenance phase in several ways.  For example, the XML
schemas
>    make it easy to identify changes between versions.  Torque's method of defining SQL
in
>    the code helps identify problems with tables or columns that have been dropped or
>    renamed.

I guess the term "object-relational mapper" should be in it.

Bye, Thomas.

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