I have designed objects for some time, but have not yet gotten a firm grasp on persistence, OR-Mapping, or Data Modeling. Do you know any good books (or websites) on these subjects? I know of one such source, Scott Ambler's site (www.ambysoft.com), but there must be more. I'd love to hear your suggestions.
You can try Java Database Best Practices from O'Reilly. There ara those who think it 's great, and there are those who have comments. It's clarifying, though not perfect, I 'd say. Good Riddance, Rudy.
Not exactly on database model book, but Eric Evans's Domain Driven Design is a great reference for domain modelling -> O/R Mapping. Scott Ambler's essays (google for his name) are probably the best general references on O/R mapping around. Fowler's most recent book (Patterns of Enterprise stuff) gives a nice toy-level look at O/R mapping and design strategies, but should be treated as an introductory primer in that regard rather than a good way to do it.