Avoiding the Quagmire
By Ted Neward
May 21, 2007 Abstract: For close on to two decades, the programming industry has sought answers to the problems of manipulating relational data from within an object-oriented language. The problems of this approach are documented, well-known, and generally involve a highly-charged emotional debate. In this paper, a follow-up to the controversial “Vietnam of Computer Science”, the author of the “Vietnam” essay examines an entirely different approach to the problem: storing objects in an object database.