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4.0 out of 5 stars
Please allow me to disagree..., Jan. 7 2010
I don't have a rating on this book because I haven't bought it yet. I was about to when I read the previous review.
I should say I disagree with the reviewer's opinion on Scott Ambler's work. I have read Ambler's articles since the late 1990s (Ronin Intl) and have bought most of the books written or co-authored by Scott Ambler. I do believe most of the concepts/ideas implemented in ORM ([...]) frameworks such as Hibernate/NHibernate, JDO, JPA are there thanks to articles/whitepapers like the ones Ambler has published. I might be wrong but the Object-Relational Impedance Mismatch was first coined by Ambler.
My short advise, read Codd then read Scott Ambler, but don't get stuck on the "SPROCs and cursors" world, move on.