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

From: <frebe73_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2 Jun 2006 15:26:11 -0700
Message-ID: <1149287171.254217.185190@i40g2000cwc.googlegroups.com>


> It's not. I want the application to be isolated from the DB; and I
> want the DB isolated from the application. I wan't the application
> programmers to be able to change from Oracle to MySQL to Flat files.

I think all here agree that in many cases, it is a good thing to be able to switch between Oracle and MySQL. And all also think that the all realizes that the best way to do this (if it is needed) is by using a generic interface such as a JDBC driver and the use of ANSI SQL. Not by writing custom interfaces for every application.

But the big question that you repeatedly refuses to answer is why you possibly want to change from Oracle to flat files? Don't you think that a major design flaw is made if you start using Oracle and later discover that the same thing could have been by flat files? Using Oracle to emulate flat files is a little bit overkill. And emulating Oracle using flat files would be a little bit hard.

Fredrik Bertilsson
http://frebe.php0h.com Received on Fri Jun 02 2006 - 17:26:11 CDT

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