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Practical Spring LDAP: Enterprise Java LDAP Development Made Easy by Balaji Varanasi

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CHAPTER 8

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Object-Directory Mapping

In this chapter, you will learn

  • The basics of ODM.
  • Spring LDAP ODM implementation.

Enterprise Java developers employ object-oriented (OO) techniques to create modular, complex applications. In the OO paradigm, objects are central to the system and represent entities in the real world. Each object has an identity, state, and behavior. Objects can be related to other objects through inheritance or composition. LDAP directories, on the other hand, represent data and relationships in a hierarchical tree structure. This difference leads to an object-directory paradigm mismatch and can cause problems in communication ...

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