I’ve been thinking for a while how to name our methodology of data exchange between databases and applications. Several years ago, we came up with the term HDAT – Holistic Database Application Tuning.
This term didn’t get much recognition, partially because I didn’t really like it myself. It is pretty vague and implies that the subject we are talking about is something “nice to have” rather than entirely new technology.
In an attempts to highlight the most important feature of this technology – the fact that it eliminates a need in any ORM – I came up with the term which I am going to introduce today: NoRM.
The letter ‘o’ stands for both ‘No‘ and ORM, to avoid double ‘o’ and any possible associations with “Noom”:). Also, it highlights the fact that this approach is natural, that this is “a new norm.”
From now on, I am going to call “this JSON thing” a NoRM approach or NoRM technology.
How do you feel about it? Do you like this term? Will you use it?