In this virtual panel, the editors of InfoQ.com (Floyd Marinescu) and ODBMS.org (Roberto V. Zicari) asked a group of leading persistence solution architects their views on the current state of the union in persistence in the Java community.
Using a domain model is rarely as easy as just creating the actual domain model classes and then using them. Soon enough one discovers that sizable amounts of infrastructure code will also be required in support of the domain model. In this article, Mats Helander explains how to use Domain Model Management to handle this complexity in a simple way.
Srini & Kavitha Penchikala give an overview of the support provided by Spring framework in the areas of unit and integration testing, with a sample application. 16
Hibernate is a widely used ORM tool for Java. A new InfoQ article looks at using Hibernate to provide a commonly requested feature of custom fields for domain objects. 17
Gavin Terrill explains the humble "ETag Response Header", and how to integrate its use in a Spring and Hibernate based web app to improve application performance and scalability. 11
The project lead of ActiveMessaging for Rails gives InfoQ readers a comprehensive and informative introduction to his framework. 19
Although ActiveRecord has set the bar pretty high for ORM frameworks, the opportunity still exists to extend it, to further reduce redundancy, and to make it even more dynamic. 3
SimpleTicket, a newly open-sourced Rails app provides insight into progress and innovation enjoyed by Ruby on Rails advocates and paints a vivid picture of a dynamic, modern startup.
An update from the Spring team on Spring 2's delay to late Sept to improve JMS, JPA, and integrate with OSGi. 5
In this book Anil Hemrajani relates Agile practices to Java and the Spring, Hibernate, and Eclipse open source toolsets. It's a useful book for technical managers and Java web developers. 4