iBATIS in Action shows Java developers how to tackle the problem of data persistence using the elegant iBATIS framework. iBATIS helps developers solve the problem of connecting--or mapping--relational databases to object-oriented code. An extensive running example presents reusable iBATIS patterns and common solutions. The sample application shows where iBATIS fits in a typical web application as well as how iBATIS integrates with other popular frameworks like Struts. iBATIS in Action focuses on solving existing problems without introducing new ones. In addition to showing what iBATIS does, iBATIS in Action also shows how iBATIS solves problems. Readers explore the driving design philosophy behind iBATIS as presented by iBATIS creator Clinton Begin.