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From Clinton Begin <clinton.be...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: iBatis and ORM's
Date Sat, 05 Nov 2005 00:02:21 GMT
>> Clinton, Kim just called you OLD, I think. ;-)

Yeah, but in dog years, I'm only 4.

Clinton

On 11/4/05, Larry Meadors <lmeadors@apache.org> wrote:
>
> Preamble/disclaimer: It is late on friday afternoon.
>
> On 11/4/05, Kim Goings <kim.goings@levelfivesolutions.com> wrote:
> > Clinton - This discussion is probably far too old for you since you've
> > been around it for so long. :) I think it's still valid. I've
>
> Clinton, Kim just called you OLD, I think. ;-)
>
> > started to become quite the iBatis evangelist and when people ask why I
> > think it is better or how it is different than Hibernate, the points
> > you (and others) have made here are what I need to back me up.
> >
> > Like it or not, when people are deciding what to use on a project, it's
> > not uncommon for iBatis and Hibernate to be the top two contenders.
> > Maybe that's a growing trend stemming from painful Hibernate
> > experiences. I think in many cases, people have realized they don't
> > really need an ORM, but are fearful of pulling away because Hibernate
> > is the "hip" way to go these days.
>
> Hmmmm, does that make iBATIS a "hip"-replacement? Interesting
> notion..I sense a lot of "old" humor here...
>
> >
> > They are different things and, as always, the best choice really does
> > depend on the project. But for the most part, I think the decision
> > often lies in the answer to "Are you comfortable with SQL?" or "Do you
> > have a DBA?" (who presumably wants more control over what your app
> > does to the db than Hibernate allows).
> >
> > Anyway....I love iBatis and would be hard-pressed to find any situation
> > where it wasn't the best, or at least sufficient, choice.
> >
>
> I agree. 100%
>
> Larry
>

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