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From Christopher Lamey <cla...@localmatters.com>
Subject Re: Survey - do you use Abator?
Date Wed, 05 Apr 2006 14:53:24 GMT
Hello again,

I remembered two minor things I could have used in Abator:

- A 1.5/generics flag to make all the collections use generics.
- A bulk insert method in each DAO that can take a collection of the
given model and save it in a transaction and batch.


On Tue, 2006-04-04 at 09:39 -0600, Christopher Lamey wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-04-04 at 12:17 +0200, Davide Rogora wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I'm new to iBATIS and I'm going to start a new application for my
> > company using it.
> >  
> > One of my last doubt is: "Should I use Abator to generate sqlmap files
> > and classes?"
> > I have this doubt because I saw that JPetStore application has been
> > developed without using Abator.
> >  
> > Do you have any experience with Abator or could you tell me advantages
> > and disadvantages of it?
> Hello,
> I'm also new to iBATIS but am a little further along in the process.
> When I started the project...er, that is, when I dumped Hibernate, I
> used Abator to generate generic CI DAOs, models, and sqlmap files.  The
> DAOs are Spring-wired, but I don't like Spring's SqlMapClient wrapper.
> At first I wanted to structure things in a way so that I could recreate
> the Abator files at will and not have to merge with any custom code.
> But I didn't want to have to surface all the iBATIS CRUD functionality
> in a custom API or deal with an overly complicated object model, so I
> decided to use the Abator classes as more of a starting point.
> Since I started coding, I've been adding wacky SQL to the maps and
> exposing it through the Abator generated DAOs/models.  I do have some
> DDL changes that I'll use Abator to generate some more code/config, but
> I'll merge the differences in manually.
> The nice part about using the Abator generated code is that the CRUD
> busy work was done in an instant.  I do wish there was a way to turn off
> the comments Abator puts in all the code, but that's a small thing.  I
> didn't use any customization in Abator, but I haven't found much that
> I'd want to customize.  So the Abator generated code has been working
> great for me so far, no complaints and many thanks to the team.
> BTW, I can't believe how much more productive I am using iBATIS than
> Hibernate.  With Hibernate I was spending all my time trying reverse
> engineer what it was doing and figuring out how to either write code
> around it or tweak the config.  iBATIS is great because I have complete
> control over what SQL gets run when...which I suppose if you don't know
> SQL all that well, would be a problem.
> Cheers,
> Chris

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