Re: The wisdom of the object mentors (Was: Searching OO Associations with RDBMS Persistence Models)

From: David Cressey <>
Date: Thu, 01 Jun 2006 12:54:41 GMT
Message-ID: <lsBfg.3076$%86.209_at_trndny04>

"Christian Brunschen" <> wrote in message news:e5mir9$gug$
> In article <>,
> <> wrote:
> >> Fair enough. But in that case you have at least committed to using a
> >> SQL DBMS, and that it will be from one of the major players in the
> >> market. That is somewhat different from RCM's position, which is (as I
> >> understand it) that it should be trivial to unplug your SQL DBMS and
> >> replace it by something else that doesn't even use SQL.
> >
> >The big questing is: Why do you want to unplug the SQL DBMS?
> For a trivial example, consider an application that needs to somehow
> authenticate users (because different users have permission or not for
> different parts of the functonality of the application. The user
> information (name, password, etc) will have to be stored somewhere - a
> relational database might be an excellent place, in particular if this
> application is essentially a stand-alone one.

What makes the example trivial? Do you mean trivial in the sense that mathematicians use the word, in the sense that engineers use the word, or in the sense that common parlance uses the word? Received on Thu Jun 01 2006 - 14:54:41 CEST

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