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WARNING: this project is not ready for general use yet - in fact, it is effectively dormant. The different SQL dialects and deeper use cases make this project overly difficult to implement (for free). I think this is still a valid project, it's just too much work unless I either need it for something or get paid to develop it. If you would like to donate code or money towards its further development, please feel free to contact me.


Effigy: 1. a sculpture or model of a person. 2. a roughly made model of a particular person, made in order to be damaged or destroyed as a protest or expression of anger

You can decide which definition above fits with your standard data-access experience.

Effigy is an annotation-driven simplification of JDBC that sits on top of the Spring JDBC library and allows a developer to quickly develop data-access code for standard use cases, based on standard coding patterns.

Effigy is NOT a full-blown ORM.

Effigy is inspired by JPA and Spring-Data JPA and the desire to have similar functionality with simple JDBC-based projects.


Effigy uses Gradle, so just run:

gradlew build

User Guide

The User Guide is built using Gaiden, separate from the standard Gradle build. If you want to generate the User Guide run the following in the effigy-guide directory:

gaidenw build

The effigy-guide/build directory will contain the generated guide.


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