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iBatis in Action by Larry Meadors, Brandon Goodin, Clinton Begin

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Chapter 1. The iBATIS philosophy

This chapter covers

  • iBATIS history
  • Understanding iBATIS
  • Database types

Structured Query Language (SQL) has been around for a long time. It’s been over 35 years since Edgar F. Codd first suggested the idea that data could be normalized into sets of related tables. Since then, corporate IT has invested billions of dollars into relational database management systems (RDBMSs). Few software technologies can claim to have stood the test of time as well as the relational database and SQL. Indeed, after all this time, there is still a great deal of momentum behind relational technology and it is a cornerstone offering of the largest software companies in the world. All indicators suggest that SQL will be around for ...

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