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From Larry Meadors <lmead...@apache.org>
Subject Re: iBatis and ORM's
Date Sat, 05 Nov 2005 14:26:08 GMT
Getting kind of philosophical here...

On 11/5/05, Alan Chandler <alan@chandlerfamily.org.uk> wrote:
> Wow - thank you very much.  I had long been wondering why I was so attracted
> to iBatis rather than Hibernate given that the latter is obviously the way
> everyone has been going.  Its made a light come on in my head.

You know...I have been wondering about that, too. I keep reading more
and more about people using Hibernate with (struts/jsf/blah/whatever)
on the lists that I am on, and I find myself wondering two things.

The first is this: Are we seeing these messages because Hibernate is
more difficult (i.e., people need help to implement) or becuase there
are more people using it? By that, I mean are we seeing the "noisy
minority" here? Having tried Hibernate before settling into iBATIS..I
know my opinion on the matter. ;-)

The second thing I find myself asking is why are we seeing so many
ports of iBATIS into other languages...but not Hibernate? Where is the
PHP version of hibernate? How about Ruby? I know there is NHibernate,
but from what I have seen, it is not used nearly as much as iBATIS.NET
is. Now, all of this could just be my perspective - I am in the iBATIS
world, so I see iBATIS everywhere, but I do not think that is all
there is too it. I keep waiting to see the JavaScript version to pop
up with all the hype surrounding AJAX. ;-)

OK, I need to get back to work now. :)

Larry

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