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  • 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

    by Yongjun Jiao Stewart Clark on  Oct 06, 2010 2

    This article explores tuning techniques for Hibernate-based applications, focusing on tuning topics that are effective but poorly documented, such as inheritance mapping, second level cache and enhanced sequence identifier generators. It also provides some background database information which is essential for tuning Hibernate.

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

Graph Databases, NOSQL and Neo4j

Posted by Peter Neubauer on  May 12, 2010

Peter Neubauer introduces Graph databases and how they compare to RDBMS' and where they stand in the NOSQL-movement, followed by examples of using a graph database in Java with Neo4j. 10

Scaling Clojure Web Apps with Google AppEngine

Posted by Werner Schuster on  Apr 05, 2010

InfoQ takes a look at how a combo of Clojure and Google AppEngine (GAE) powers a new online project management tool, how Clojure integrates with GAE's key/value store, and the power of LISP. 5

Book Excerpt and Interview: Dynamic SOA and BPM: Best Practices for Business Process Management and SOA Agility

Posted by Boris Lublinsky on  Dec 21, 2009

Boris Lublinsky interviews Marc Fiammante as part of a review of Marc' new book, Dynamic SOA and BPM: Best Practices for Business Process Management and SOA Agility.

Extreme Transaction Processing Patterns: Write-behind Caching

Posted by Lan Vuong on  Dec 07, 2009

Lan Vuong shows the benefits of asychronous batch updates to the data base (the write-behind pattern), instead of synhronous write-through updates typical in web apps. 8

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

Introduction to Data Services

Posted by Vijay Narayanan on  May 19, 2009

This article provides an introduction to several aspects of data services: definition of need, rationale and benefits, scope, development, and consumption patterns. 5

Fetching strategy implementation in a J2EE application using AOP

Posted by Manjunath R Naganna on  Mar 30, 2009

This article presents a fetching strategy that using AOP, optimizes the data retrieval process without bloating the lower level service or repository layers. 12

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

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