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Difference between Hibernate and TopLink

 
Venkat dasari
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Hi,
Can someone please tell me the differences between Hiberante and Oracle's TopLink. i had gone through some sites and forums but i didnt get an satisfying explanation.. Just i came to know that Top Link is not an open source
If someone has any knowledge on this please do help me. Sorry to mention....it's a little bit urgent for me..

Thanks in advance..
Venkat Dasari
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David Harkness
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As much as people discount having access to the source for a product, TOPLink is one case where I could have saved some serious pain had it been open source. I spent two weeks back and forth with customer support trying to work out what seemed like a straight-forward transaction issue with no luck. Having sent them stack traces and sample cases, I finally talked them into sending me the one source file that was throwing the stack trace. Sure enough, there was a bug -- sometimes a fresh pair of eyes really pays off.

But I digress...

The product itself (I used it in 1999-2000) was pretty much the only choice, and it was decent. The GUI builder was horribly slow, but the configuration files were easy to edit by hand.

What amazes me is that Hibernate is so young and already it seems to have surpassed TOPLink in features and popularity. How many books are there about TOPLink? Amazon shows none. And Hibernate? Amazone shows 5 that directly address it, and 2 more on the way.
 
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