[2006-09-19] “The Vietnam of Computer Science”

Via reddit.com, "The Vietnam of Computer Science":

"Although it may seem trite to say it, Object/Relational Mapping is the Vietnam of Computer Science. It represents a quagmire which starts well, gets more complicated as time passes, and before long entraps its users in a commitment that has no clear demarcation point, no clear win conditions, and no clear exit strategy."

A nice albeit verbose article on why using Object/Relational Mapping to store objects in relational database systems sounds like a good idea at first but then becomes a quagmire once you start trying to resolve more and more of the inherent differences between the two approaches.

(Originally posted on Blogspot.)

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