EJB 3/Spring/Hibernate Comparison at NoVAJUG

On the 15th of this month, I presented my popular EJB 3/Spring/Hibernate comparison talk at the Northern Virginia Java User Group (NoVAJUG). This bunch was by far the most lively I have ever seen. I always thought of the DC area to be filled with sedate government employee types. Nothing could be farther from the truth!

There were a number of people in the crowd who have used both EJB 2.x and Spring+Hibernate in a production environment and have explored EJB 3 (the room was filled to capacity). To be truthful, it felt a little bit like preaching to the choir, and I picked up a number of pretty good ideas from the crowd.

Folks pointed out the EJB 3 deployment, performance tuning, clustering and administration support for Java EE application servers like WebLogic 10. Someone suggested a performance benchmark for both the stacks. I thought that was an excellent idea. I’ll talk it over with Debu and see what he thinks…I know Oracle produced a benchmark comparing EJB 3 and EJB 2.x. I wonder if they could produce one for Spring+Hibernate and the Oracle AS EJB 3 container + TopLink JPA provider? It would be a very intriguing experiment indeed…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: