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From Thomas Fischer <fisc...@seitenbau.net>
Subject RE: What is Torque?
Date Mon, 15 Mar 2010 08:00:22 GMT
+1, very nice.
 Do you want to replace the current text on the 3.3 and 4.0 website with
it ? The 4.0 site deployment description at


should be up do date.


> OK, this isn't an elevator pitch anymore... but valuable description
> text.  FYI - I debated using Object-Relational mapper... but at work
> our "pitches" try to avoid concepts that need a lot of explanation to
> non-techies. should have considered the audience here...lol
> Anyway, here's a version that tries to take in what was talked about:
> -----------------------------
> Torque is an object-relational mapper designed to simplify
> using SQL relational data in Java applications across all
> the common SQL database servers.  It allows for rapid
> development, while supporting the full application life
> cycle.
> Torque is based on modeling your data schema in XML.  Torque
> uses this XML to generate the Java objects needed to access
> your data via it's runtime component.  In addition, Torque
> can generate the SQL needed to create the underlying DB and
> supports setting up the initial data your applications might
> need.
> This means development is faster because you concentrate on
> defining the underlying data, then quickly start using the
> Torque generated objects to work on the business logic.
> It assists in the application deployment phase with its
> generated SQL scripts and initial data setup capabilities.
> It helps in the maintenance phase in several ways.
> For example, the XML schemas make it easy to identify
> changes between versions.  Torque's method of defining SQL
> in the code helps identify problems with tables or columns
> that have been dropped or renamed.
> Some of Torque's key features are:
> - Database independence without sacrificing access to vendor
>   specific enhancements.
> - Use of build system (Ant or Maven) generated objects rather
>   than reflection.
> - An object based SQL statement syntax that provides DB
>   server independence, clear execution logic, compile
>   time validation, and easy debugging.
> - Easily extensible, from simple subclassing of generated
>   objects to changing behavior of generated classes via
>   inheritance to custom templates that generate application
>   specific code.
> - Support for POJO beans, DB connection pooling, and JCS
>   data caching
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