GLORP

Object-Relational Persistence for Smalltalk

About

This is the web site for GLORP: Generic Lightweight Object-Relational Persistence. This is an open-source object-relational mapping layer for Smalltalk. Versions are available for a variety of Smalltalk dialects. It is included as an important part of the environment in current versions of VisualWorks and ObjectStudio, and is the basis for the Store version control system and the ObjectStudio database mapping tool.

Background and Goals

GLORP is a Camp Smalltalk Project, led by Alan Knight (mail). Its goal is to provide a simple, powerful framework for reading and writing objects from relational databases. It was originally sponsored by The Object People (although it is fully open source) and its concepts are reminiscent of TOPLink, though noticably different in some respects and have diverged as time has gone by.