MyBatis is a lightweight persistence framework for Java and .NET. This blog entry addresses the Java side. MyBatis is an alternative positioned somewhere between plain JDBC and ORM frameworks (e.g. EclipseLink or Hibernate). MyBatis usually uses XML, but it also supports annotations since version 3. The documentation is very detailed for XML, but lacks of annotation examples. Just the Annotations itself are described, but no examples how to use them. I could not find any good and easy examples anywhere, so I will describe some very basic examples for SELECT, INSERT and UPDATE statements by implementing a Data Access Object (DAO) using MyBatis.
I want to share my experiences with JRebel (http://www.zeroturnaround.com/jrebel/). If you need some neutral information about this product to ease development with J2EE / JEE applications and application servers, this blog entry is for you!