So, iBatis is /not/ an ORM.
What makes Hibernate an ORM and iBatis not?
or a corollary:
What makes iBatis a DAO implementation and Hiberate not? (Is this a
valid question, to
What are the /decisive/ qualities of each (viz. DAO vs ORM) that
classify them appropriately?
I am looking for the mosst important /distinguishing/ (different)
characteristics of each approach
so that when I now see a myriad of tools presented to me, I can say "ah,
but this one does it
like this, so it /leans/ towards an ORM approach" ...