Apache iBatis is described as a Data Mapper framework, which makes it easy to create database persistence for both Java and .Net. Other tools in this space, commonly known as object relational mapping tools (ORM), take a more complex approach by mapping your data objects and automatically. This automation usually comes at a cost.
iBatis provides a simpler approach to persistence. The developer maps the data objects using in an XML file and provides the SQL or the stored procedures to handle the data persistence. This simpler approach has been the catalyst behind the fast adoption of iBatis as a data mapping tool.
A year ago, book author and presenter Larry Meadors did a superb presentation on iBatis. He will be back to the Tampa JUG to show us the beauty and simplicity of iBatis and why you should consider for your next project. iBatis is already a top-level Apache project and is gaining momentum as viable alternative to tools such as Hibernate. Checkout iBatis http://ibatis.apache.org/ .
About the Presenter:
Larry Meadors has been a Web and Java developer since the late 90s. He has been involved with open source software from the beginning, and has been a committer on the iBATIS project since 2003. He is co-author of "iBATIS in Action" for Manning Publications, and is now the owner of a small IT consulting company.
Speaker: Larry Meadors
Networking: 6:30 pm
Presentation: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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