Thursday, November 15, 2007

Spring's DAO Support..Other choices?

I've gotten really spoiled to Spring's DAO support classes, Transaction management, etc. But as any good developer should I begin to wonder what alternatives are out there? Do java developers have another choice aside from rolling our own?

Just looking for comments.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

ibatis, jpa, hibernate, many other orm tools when they fit the bill

Gregg Bolinger said...

Those are ORM solutions. I'm looking for DAO and Transactional support. Something similar to Springs SimpleJdbcDaoSupport, etc.

Jay said...

Then no. I don't think there is another single framework out that really provides all that Spring provides. The options are usually Spring, or do it yourself.

Ignacio Coloma said...

Hi Gregg,

I'm not sure if I got you right, but when using JPA with Spring (and Hibernate) you do not need to use any DaoSupport classes.

You can check that out here, here, and here.

Of course, this would only apply if you choose to use JPA.