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ORM or Webservices

 
Timothy Sam
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Hi guys, I've been keeping my eyes on these technologies. Although I have read articles over the internet about what each thing does, I'm still not decided which technology to learn... So I guess this post qualifies in either forums... Or perhaps that would depend on your posts... So which do you think should come first? If you need to know, I am a software developer who does web applications most of the time published on Virtual Private Servers(This is where we put our products). Which do you think would I benefit the most? In your experience, which should I give priority to learn? Thank you!
 
Sazzad Rafique
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Hi Sam,

Like you said, you already have an idea about these technologies. In that case all you need to know is which one of these is more related to the kind of products you develop. You know that ORM and Webservices are not comparable technologies. Learn a technology only if you have scopes to use it. In that sense ORM has a larger scope. As long as it is a database driven application you can always try and test your ORM knowledge. In case you havent tried EJB3 yet, ORM will be a good place to start.

At work where we are working on a Web Application, we use Hibernate and Ibatis SQL Map as ORM. It really helps us develop our product faster. Haven't used Webservices in any real project yet. Someone else will be able to share experiences on that.

Thanks,

Sazzad.
 
Ulf Dittmer
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They're both valuable technologies, but so different that is's hard to recommend one without knowing your circumstances. Why don't you start to study both with a few introductory articles and run some examples, until either one of them becomes more interesting to you than the other, or you feel that you know enough about one of them?
 
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