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David Wickes
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The Cake Mix Metaphor for Frameworks

A great video was brought to my attention on Twitter recently. It's a lightning talk by @CristinGorman that she gave at JavaZone in 2011.

The title is

Hibernate should be to programmers what cake mixes are to bakers: beneath their dignity.

which is pretty punchy.

Hibernate, for those of you lucky enough to never have used it, is a 'library' for interacting with relational databases in Java.

It reminded me of my own rant

And I wish I'd seen it a long time ago. The cake mix metaphor is outstanding - it expresses exactly what I've been trying to say about frameworks. But better, because it's baking.

Something to chew on...

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Oh my goodness,

That video is soo good.