The definitive guide to db4o

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To satisfy the demand for 24/7 information access, applications available in airport and conference kiosks, and in the mobile, gaming, and medical industries, provide consumers data access wherever they are. But its essential that fast availability not be traded for quality performance. A prominent solution for managing the data in these applications and devices is db4othe open source object database native to the Java and .NET platforms. Highly reliable and scalable, db4o cuts down on development time by smoothly integrating into the system, cutting out the otherwise costly object-relational mapping typical of larger applications. The Definitive Guide to db4ois the first book to comprehensively cover this project in detail. You will learn about all relevant topics, including installing and configuring db4o, querying and managing objects, performing transactions, and replicating data. To aid newcomers to the topic, early chapters cover object database fundamentals, as well as technical considerations and migration strategies. The book is complete with numerous C# and Java examples, so youll be able to follow along regardless of your chosen language.

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e?3 Introduction and Concepts CHAPTER 1 Introduction to db4o
ObjectOriented Concepts
Comparing the Object and Relational Data Models

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About the author (2006)

Jim Paterson is a lecturer in computing at Glasgow Caledonian University in the U.K. He specializes in web development and object-oriented software, and has a particular interest in using new tools in a teaching context. He has a Ph.D. in physics from Glasgow University, and worked previously as a research physicist and as a software engineer.

Stefan Edlich is a regular speaker and writer on enterprise and object-oriented topics, and has held numerous IT leadership positions over the past 10 years, including a position at one of Germany's largest banks. Stefan has authored several books on Java technologies, including Ant, Tapestry, Jakarta Commons, and open-source J2EE development. He received his doctorate in engineering from Technische Universität Berlin in 1995.

Henrik Hörning is the CTO of Biting Bit, as well as an author and independent consultant at T-Systems (German Telecom), specializing in J2EE engineering and the development of mobile applications.

Reidar Hörning is the CEO of Biting Bit, as well as a consultant and developer, and is currently working for a large German insurance company as a J2EE architect and developer.