By Mark Grinnell ( email@example.com ) and Andreas Hiltner ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
Presentation Download: Using Glorp With New Projects That Need to Access Legacy Data (308 KB)
New development projects often need to access legacy relational databases that can’t be changed to match the restrictions of some other development environments. This is a situation where the freedom and flexibility of Smalltalk can really shine. Glorp is specifically designed to keep you moving fast where a legacy data requirement would be knocking others off the rails. We will describe a medical domain that needs a new web application that must connect to multiple legacy databases, and show how the graphical modeling and mapping tools in Cincom ObjectStudio help you understand the existing data and map it intelligently to match the needs of vital new applications.