Originally posted by Geoff Hambrick:
While the book evaluates some specific technologies (JDBC, iBatis, Hibernate Core, Open JPA and PureQuery), it is intended to help various roles ask and understand the answers to questions of interest to them. For example, executives are going to know what the costs and benefits of a fraemwork are in terms of business drivers such as availability of skills, standards adherence, etc.
Originally posted by Elizabeth King:
Like all the Set in Java collection, ResultSet is a little bit mess. I also feel that it is cumbersome to retrieve data from ResultSet, but it is a straight programming and is certainly not very difficult for most Java developers.
Introducing new frameworks on top of JDBC presents a much bigger challenge to the Java community because of the new architectures, new APIs, new configuration, new tricks, and new bugs. Although some of the frameworks look elegant, most of them do not have real new substances. The new frameworks disturb the developers� focus on the enterprises� business needs and increase the cost of development and maintenance because of lack of developers who know all the frameworks.
Java is losing the war to the MS partly because of the various open source frameworks. Sun is falling and powerless to stop something similar to Visual J++ anymore.
I know you may not agree with me.
[ April 19, 2008: Message edited by: Elizabeth King ]