Chapter 3. Installing and configuring iBATIS

This chapter covers

  • Getting iBATIS
  • iBATIS vs. JDBC
  • Configuration basics

Installing iBATIS is a quick and simple process. Because it is a library, and not an application, there is no installation process, but you do need to go through a few steps to use iBATIS in your application.

If you are familiar with Java and JDBC, then you will probably read all you need to get up and running in the next paragraph or two. Just in case, we provide an overview of the process that you can read through, and then the rest of the chapter gives more details on the installation process.

To get iBATIS, you have two choices. You can either download a binary distribution and unzip it into a directory, or check out ...

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