Date Added: Jan 2010
Instead of writing SQL queries directly, programmers often prefer writing all their code in a general purpose programming language like Java and having their programs be automatically rewritten to use database queries. Traditional tools such as object-relational mapping tools are able to automatically translate simple navigational queries written in object-oriented code to SQL. More recently, techniques for translating object-oriented code written in declarative or functional styles into SQL have been developed. For code written in an imperative style though, current techniques are still limited to basic queries.