The SQL language has been evolving steadily over the last two decades. At the same time, the verbosity caused by the JDBC API in Java client code and the lack of first class SQL support within the Java language have led to the introduction of ORMs such as Hibernate, which was later standardised into JPA and the Criteria API.If SQL and JPA are diverging, where will our data interaction patterns go?
In Part 2 of this article the author takes a look at how the transaction system is implemented, the role of the administrative layer, how all components work together and what to expect in the future.
In Part 1 of this article the author introduces NuoDB and some of its main features: 3-tiered architecture, nodes are equal peers, Atoms, and versioning and concurrency system. 8
Stefan Edlich reviews NoSQL, considering its evolution, financial impact, standards or their lack of, current landscape, books, the leaders and some newcomers, concluding that NoSQL is here to stay. 3
We explore the TST framework and a few ideas for writing and maintaining good tests for database code. 2
Yevhen Shchyholyev discusses some of the problems that the user may face in the process of developing an application with Entity Framework that interacts with Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL and SQLite.
Roopesh Shenoy demonstrates building a PostgreSql provider for the Microsoft Sync Framework. 6
Scout is an extensible server and application monitoring service which focuses upon ease of installation and configuration.
Grzegorz Gogolowicz and Trent Swanson discuss how to work SQL Server Reporting Services and overlay data on report forms. 1
Ruby 1.9's Fibers and non-blocking I/O are getting more attention - we talked to Mohammad A. Ali of the NeverBlock project and Tony Arcieri of the Revactor project. 1
InfoQ has reviewed William Vaughn's Hitchhiker's Guide to Visual Studio and SQL Server. Also included is a sample chapter.