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John KouraklisIntroducing Delphi ORMhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-5013-6_1

1. In the Land of ORM

John Kouraklis1 
(1)
London, UK
 

Object relational mapping (ORM) represents a set of techniques in computer programming, which attempt to make incompatible systems cooperate, communicate, and exchange information. At the same time, they attempt to make the life of developers easier.

The systems in discussion are database systems and systems that evolve from the dominant paradigm of object-oriented programming (OOP). Databases are designed to store and provide access to various data types in a persistent way. Data is stored in databases and outlives the execution of the applications that use it. On the other hand, developers that ...

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