Northern Virginia Software Symposium
November 3 - 5, 2006 - Reston, VA
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Introducing the iBATIS Persistence Framework
Hibernate has evolved as the de facto standard for persistence in most Java-based applications. However, many people are turning to iBATIS as an open source persistence alternative. iBATIS is a powerful open source persistence framework that is rapidly gaining in popularity, particularly within the Spring community. In this session you will learn why iBATIS is becoming so popular, how iBATIS differs from Hibernate and JPA (JSR-220), and how to use iBATIS. Through interactive coding examples I will demonstrate how to configure iBATIS within Spring and also as standalone, how to map SQL statements, and how to map Stored Procedures. I will also discuss and demonstrate techniques for dynamic SQL using iBATIS, using XML with iBATIS, and finally the various caching strategies available within iBATIS. We will end this session by discussing various techniques and best practices for using iBATIS in small and large-scale applications.
Agenda - Introduction - iBATIS Architecture, Structure, and Components - Configuring iBATIS - Using iBATIS (Interactive Coding) - iBATIS Caching Strategies - Using XML with iBATIS - Dynamic Query Support - Pragmatic Usage and Best Practices - Summary and Discussion
About Mark Richards
Mark Richards is an Independent Consultant working in the field as an Enterprise, Integration, and Application Architect, where he is involved in the architecture, design, and implementation of SOA, EDA, messaging, and other architectures, primarily in the Java platform. Previously, Mark was an Executive IT Architect with IBM, where he worked as an SOA and enterprise architect in the financial services area. He has been involved in the software industry since 1984 and has many battle scars to show for it. Mark served as the President of the Boston Java User Group in 1997 and 1998, and the President of the New England Java Users Group from 1999 thru 2003. Mark is the author of the book Java Message Service (2nd edition) from O'Reilly. He is also the author of Java Transaction Design Strategies, contributing author of the book 97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know from O'Reilly, contributing author of NFJS Anthology Volume 1, and contributing author of NFJS Anthology Volume 2. Mark has many architect and developer certifications, including those from IBM, Sun, The Open Group, and Oracle. He is a regular conference speaker at the No Fluff Just Stuff Symposium Series and speaks at other conferences and user groups around the world. When he is not working Mark can usually be found hiking with his wife and two daughters in the White Mountains or along the Appalachian Trail.More About Mark »