Fantastic. Some more questions in-line. <g>
Clinton Begin wrote:
1) Maps classes to tables, and columns to fields.
Don't we do that with iBatis too? Are we saying that mapping classes
to tables, and columns to
fields is generally a bad idea?
2) Must support Object Identity
Yes, of course. Excellent point, thanks!
3) Generates SQL
Agreed. But tools like Hibernate allow for adhoc queries. Could the
fact that this "escape hatch"
(to allow for ad hoc or "hand written" queries) be taken as an argument
that such tools are in fact
exactly like iBatis but with /more/ features? (Did I phrase that
right?) I guess, what I really want to
ask is: what is the trade-off or compromise in the design when
Hibernate users begin to use the
ad hoc query facilty? (There has to be a cost! :-) )
1) Maps objects (not necessarily a custom type, or even the same type)
Clinton, I am trying to understand this carefully. Don't you mean "map
objects to rows of a resultset
created from a statement?"
If so, how is this any different from what Hibernate does with the ad
2) Generally does not support object identity (would be hard to do)
Ok, great. Excellent point.
3) Allows complete hand coding of real SQL, with full support for
nearly all RDBMS features