• Using Entity Framework to Successfully Target Multiple Databases

    by Yevhen Shchyholyev on  Jul 25, 2011

    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 or SQLite as well as SQL Server. It is intended to be useful to both developers using one of these databases for the first time as well as for those who regularly interaction with multiple databases.

  • Micro ORMs with Sam Saffron and Rob Conery

    by Jonathan Allen on  Jun 13, 2011 5

    Opinions about ORMs vary widely. Some see it as an essential tool for simplifying data access while others claim it greatly increases complexity while robbing applications of much needed performance. Sam Saffron and Rob Conery have found a middle ground in what’s known as a Micro ORM.

  • Pieter van Zyl on Benchmarking ORM Tools and Object Databases

    by Srini Penchikala Roberto Zicari on  Mar 21, 2011

    OO7J is a Java version of the original OO7 benchmark (written in C++). This project includes benchmarking Object Relational Mapping (ORM) tools. Currently there are implementations for Hibernate on PostgreSQL, MySQL, db4o and Versant databases. InfoQ and Roberto V. Zicari from ODBMS.ORG recently interviewed Pieter van Zyl, creator of the OO7J benchmark.

Revving Up Your Hibernate Engine

Posted by Yongjun Jiao Stewart Clark on  Oct 06, 2010

This article explores tuning techniques for Hibernate applications, focusing on poorly documented topics, such as inheritance mapping, second level cache and enhanced sequence identifier generators. 2

Scala & Spring: Combine the best of both worlds

Posted by Urs Peter on  May 19, 2010

Scala and Spring are a promising match. Based on a concrete example, this article shows how the power of Scala combined with the proven and productive Spring framework can be unleashed. 5

MicroORM - A Dynamically Typed ORM for VB and C# in about 160 Lines

Posted by Jonathan Allen on  Dec 05, 2009

Using the new DLR features in .NET 4 you can build a configuration-free ORM that uses the normal object-dot-property syntax without interfaces to define, classes to implement, or XML data mapping. 8

A Fusion of Proven Ideas: A Look Behind S#arp Architecture

Posted by Billy McCafferty on  Mar 16, 2009

Billy McCafferty presents S#arp Architecture, an ASP.NET MVC framework meant to leverage current best practices in architecting ASP.NET web applications. 6

Performance Anti-Patterns in Database-Driven Applications

Posted by Alois Reitbauer on  Jan 05, 2009

Alois Reitbauer specifies several architectural anti-patterns that one should stay away from and which can downgrade an application’s performance. 28

Ruby's Roots: Smalltalk Comeback and Randal Schwartz on Smalltalk

Posted by Werner Schuster on  Oct 27, 2008

Smalltalk, a language that has had a big influence on Ruby, is making a comeback. We take a look at the current situation and talk to Randal L. Schwartz about Smalltalk. 5

Domain-Driven Design in an Evolving Architecture

Posted by Mat Wall Nik Silver on  Jul 22, 2008

Mat Wall and Nik Silver explain how their has been using Domain-Driven Design in an evolving and Agile environment, at high traffic news site 15

Java Object Persistence: State of the Union

Posted by Mike Keith Ted Neward Carl Rosenberger Craig Russell on  Mar 06, 2008

Leading persistence solution architects their views on the current state of the union in persistence in the Java community. 2

Aspects of Domain Model Management

Posted by Mats Helander on  Dec 23, 2007

Using a domain model is not just creating the actual domain model classes and using them, due to infrastructure needs. Mats Helander explains how to use handle this complexity in a simple way. 38