CHAPTER 8

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Object-Relational Mapping

For years, the Java Database Connectivity API (JDBC) was the standard for working with databases in a web or desktop Java application. Over the years, techniques for obtaining access to data stores and working with data within applications evolved, and many organizations began to develop their own strategies for working with data in a more convenient way. Developers often find it easier to work with Java objects rather than Structured Query Language (SQL) for relational data. Chapter 7 discusses some techniques that have been used in order to encapsulate SQL into separate utility classes and abstract it from ...

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