Tom Purcell

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When EJB 2.0 arrived I thought, "Wow, EJB has finally arrived!" With Container Managed Relationships (CMR) and a standard query paradigm I thought the nirvana of portable data layer-independent applications was just a few keystrokes away. Well, time passed, and while CMR made navigating a foreign key relationship just a "get" away, I still found myself laboriously looping through Collections beans. Calling findByPK on every bean; tossing out the ones the application didn't want; and running up the in cache count for a lot of linking beans that I did not need anyway. How is this better than SQL? I want my JDBC! Then one night, later than I would have liked, in an effort to recover from a TimedOutException without resurrecting my timeworn JDBC framework again, I stumbled upon something that brightened my world and restored my faith in humanity: the EJBSelect. Inten... (more)