A softkey is a key on a device which can have context-sensitive or user-programmable functions, but generally it just means it has more than one function. Unlike letters on the keyboard and number keys on cell phones which cannot be reprogrammed and are therefore considered as hard keys, softkeys can change function. One example of softkeys is the...
An object relational database management system (ORDBMS) is a database management system with that is similar to a relational database, except that it has an object-oriented database model. This system supports objects, classes and inheritance in database schemas and query language.
Object relational database management systems provide a middle ground between relational and object-oriented databases. In an ORDBMS, data is manipulated using queries in a query language. These systems bridge the gap between conceptual data modeling techniques such as entity relationship diagrams and object relational mapping using classes and inheritance. ORDBMSs also support data model extensions with custom data types and methods. This allows developers to raise the abstraction levels at which problem domains are viewed.
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