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From Larry Meadors <lmead...@apache.org>
Subject Re: iBatis and ORM's
Date Fri, 04 Nov 2005 23:47:43 GMT
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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