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Gary Poster's response to Florent Guillaume's assertion that ECMS must use O/R mapping rang pretty true for me today.

Created by tseaver. Last modified 2005-08-23 17:26:08.

The week before last, Florent asserted that "object-relational [is] the keystone of a proper enterprise-grade application server", which left me more than a little uncomfortable. I spent a number of years working with "enterprise-grade" OO applications built atop Oracle and Sybase; from that experience, I am convinced that Florent underestimates the penalties associated with requiring that any ECMS must be based on RDBMS technology.

Gary's thoughtful response laid out a lot of the issues very clearly. I would like to note a couple of additional observations: