Re: The wisdom of the object mentors

From: Frans Bouma <>
Date: 28 Jun 2006 10:04:36 GMT
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Bob Badour wrote:

> wrote:
> >> It comes
> > > down to writing code which consumes entities on the level of how
> > > they exist in NIAM/ORM (Halpin/Nijssen, not
> > > on the level of an E/R model.
> >
> > Why do you need the NIAM/ORM model? If you use a RDBMS you already
> > have the E/R model. Adding an extra model needs some strong
> > motivation, otherwise it will just cause a code bloat.
> NIAM/ORM is actually an alternative to E/R rather than an addition.
> Some, including myself, consider it a great improvement over E/R. If
> one has a relational design, one likewise has the NIAM/ORM design it
> represents.

         Gee, Bob, we finally agree on something :) (or does this remark now make you reconsider the value of NIAM/ORM? ;))


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