Re: views on views on views
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 15:49:11 -0700
On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 3:39 PM, Lyndon Tiu <ltiu_at_alumni.sfu.ca> wrote:
> Jared Still wrote:
>> Personally, I like the part where dependency on Java is removed.
> Exactly, as I mentioned in a previous email of where your center of the
> universe is.
> If the database is the center of the universe for you, you'd also want your
> database to be NOT dependent on the application. So that tomorrow, you can
> switch to .Net or whatever else and run away with it.
Again, "center of the universe" has nothing to do with it.
My comment was a subtly (too subtle) humorous remark aimed at the trouble that Java causes in IT shops. It causes a lot of it. Mostly due to programming errors I believe.
This whole idea of 'transportability' is completely the wrong way to go about designing anything.
Use the features of the tools you are using.
The thought that anything other than a really small app can easily be made to run on another database or moving the app from Java to .Net or whatever, just create more work and sub-par applications.
JaredReceived on Thu Mar 26 2009 - 17:49:11 CDT