Amber is Resin's implementation of the
EJB 3.0 persistence specification, using plain Java beans as
the application model.
Amber aims at relational database
persistence with an application-oriented data model.
- Amber Lifecycle
The Amber bean lifecycle
follows the JDO 1.0 model. Amber supports both transactional
and non-transactional lifecycles.
- @Entity Table Configuration
Describes the basic annotation for a single-table entity bean.
- Amber Tutorials
- Field-based Persistent Objects
Amber's persistence supports a field-based relational model: each
Java field represents a database column.
- Property-based Persistent Object
Basic persistence example showing configuration, classes, and client code for a single-table bean.
- Creating and Removing Entity Beans
Describes the basic create/remove api for persistent entities.
- Transaction Method Annotations
Transaction annotations make reliable database updates
clear, straightforward and scalable.
- Query CMP
The Amber Query API resembles the JDBC PreparedStatement with
enhanced SQL and direct support for objects.
- Links: The @ManyToOne Relation
The Many-to-One link is the foundation of persistent relations.
It links a source table to a destination with a database REFERENCES column.
Many-to-One adds two capabilities: SQL extensions for links and direct lookup of target beans through field references.
- Collections: The @OneToMany Relation
The @OneToMany relation adds collection extensions to the query language
and provides a Java Collection containing the children.
- Many-to-Many CMP
Illustrates using many-to-many relations of EJB 3.0.
- CMP Inheritance
Amber supports database-backed inheritance, allowing
for persistent-backed polymorphism and more sophisticated
- Persistent Sessions with Amber
HttpSessions combined with Amber improve the flexibility and performance
of persistent sessions.
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