Let me wish you a happy new year and welcome this year with a little announcement:
On 13+14th March there will be an Object Database Conference in Berlin.
So you might think: Well I am in love with MySQL / Hibernate and I have understood the relational data model. That's pretty perfect and you might have a wonderful solution at hand that suites pretty well in most cases.
But as an advanced Software-Engineer you should consider the following:
- You should know the entire persistence space. Are XML Databases as Tamino, eXist, or Xinidce important? Yes they are! Are Object Databases important to fit perfectly in specific areas? Believe me: they are, they do. The conference will help to clarify this and lets you play the entire persistence keyboard.
- Did you know that some of the largest and fastest databases are run on ODBMS (Obejct Database Management Systems)? Did you know that on the other hand embedded object databases can be found everywhere? And did you know there is a smarter and mostly faster database on Google Android then SQLite?
- And for the Software-Engineers reading this:
a) Add a simple Object Cache to your application using ODBMS. It's really trivial.
c) You need to test your Business Code? You use Mock-Objects generated by jMock, asyMock or *Mock? You sometimes want to write a mock without the database connection? Use an object databases plugged in your mock to provide your mock with arbitrary domain objects to test with.
To conclude: We hope that these examples gave you lots of arguments to join the ICOODB.org conference, spread the word about ICOODB.org or get in touch with us.
Any questions? Please write a comment here or get in touch with us:
And perhaps CU in Berlin!