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From Thomas Fischer <fisc...@seitenbau.net>
Subject Re: What is Torque?
Date Mon, 15 Mar 2010 08:01:10 GMT
If you want to come up with a suggestion, please go ahead

   Thomas
> I think we should take advantage of the fact we are writing an hypeterxt.
> We should have an elevator pitch and use links in his keywords to
> forward the reader to techinical explanation.
> Even better to forward the reader to a FAQ dedicated to this kind of
> matters.
> In this way we have a short elevator pitch and can answer quickly to the
> question raising in the head of the reader ("why you can say that?")
>
>
>
> Greg Monroe ha scritto:
> > OK, this isn't an elevator pitch anymore... but valuable description
> > text.  FYI - I debated using Object-Relational mapper... but at work
> > our "pitches" try to avoid concepts that need a lot of explanation to
> > non-techies. should have considered the audience here...lol
> >
> > Anyway, here's a version that tries to take in what was talked about:
> >
> > -----------------------------
> >
> > Torque is an object-relational mapper designed to simplify
> > using SQL relational 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.
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > Some of Torque's key features are:
> >
> > - Database independence without sacrificing access to vendor
> >   specific enhancements.
> >
> > - Use of build system (Ant or Maven) generated objects rather
> >   than reflection.
> >
> > - An object based SQL statement syntax that provides DB
> >   server independence, clear execution logic, compile
> >   time validation, and easy debugging.
> >
> > - Easily extensible, from simple subclassing of generated
> >   objects to changing behavior of generated classes via
> >   inheritance to custom templates that generate application
> >   specific code.
> >
> > - Support for POJO beans, DB connection pooling, and JCS
> >   data caching
> >
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