JiBX: Hibernate for XML?
November 21, 2005
I'll admit, it isn't a perfect comparison, but there is no question that JiBX, one of the newer programs to enter the XML data binding space, certainly brings to the source code a lot of the same benefits as Hibernate. The fundamental similarity between these two frameworks is that they both allow you to develop classes following the common idiom of object-oriented design (POJO classes that use associations, inheritance, polymorphism, composition and collections). The mantra of the JiBX project is that data binding should be fast and data binding frameworks should allow for the divergence and evolution of the domain model from its XML storage mechanism. Sure sounds a lot like the O/R mapping portion of Hibernate, doesn't it?