More User Reports, Blaha Paper Published

ODBMS.ORG, a vendor-independent non-profit group of high-profile software experts lead by Prof. Roberto Zicari, today announced the exclusive publication of a third series of new user reports on using technologies for storing and handling persistent objects and a new paper by ODBMS.ORG panel member Michael Blaha.

Today, 7 additional user reports (18-24/08) have been published, from the following users:

The complete initial series of user reports is available for free download.

New Blaha Paper on OO Design of Stored Procedures

Also, ODBMS.ORG published a new paper by Michael Blaha, Bill Huth and Peter Cheung on Object-Oriented Design of Database Stored Procedures (PDF). Object-oriented (OO) software engineering techniques are often used with programming languages, but they also apply to relational databases. OO techniques are not only helpful for determining database structure, but also for designing stored procedure code. In fact, we were surprised by the magnitude of the stored procedure benefits. OO techniques boost development productivity as well as the quality, clarity, and maintainability of the resulting code.

In addition, a new paper by Miguel Garcia and Rakesh Prithiviraj at TU Hamburg on Rethinking the Architecture of OR Mapping for EMF in terms of LINQ (PDF) was added to the recent spate of papers on LINQ and ODBMS. This paper focusses on demands placed on Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) in order to support comprehensive queries, as known from LINQ and Scala.

The ODBMS.ORG expert panel added Prof. Dr. Robert Hirschfeld at Hasso-Plattner-Institut Potsdam to its now 109 members.

ODBMS.ORG ( is a vendor-independent, not-for-profit educational program on object database technology and the integration between object-oriented programming and databases. Designed by Prof. Roberto Zicari of Frankfurt University, the program’s goal is to promote and further the use of object databases – by offering free resources for students, faculty and researchers at universities and research centers, as well as for JAVA and .NET developers in the commercial and the open source world. Content is provided by a panel of internationally recognized experts, who share research articles and teaching materials with the community via the organization’s Web portal.

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