I’ve received this interesting article by Paolo, that i gladly publish:
Easy Driver is a project to access the databases, it is Free and Open Source. It is formed of a Java library and a code generator.
The experience made writing directly the queries with JDBC taught us that it’s common to have a lot of redundant code. This is a well known source of troubles during the maintenance and it raises the costs, when writing and maintaining the code.
The object oriented paradigm does not fit well with the relational model of the most often used databases.
Another problem which afflict the database world is its fragmentation. SQL has been developed in several dialects, despite its standardization attempts.