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From Vadim Gritsenko <va...@reverycodes.com>
Subject Re: Small dilemma: are Actions still recommended?
Date Tue, 14 Jun 2005 13:33:45 GMT
Sylvain Wallez wrote:
> Glen Ezkovich wrote:
> 
>> Cocooners,
>>
>> Working on some introductory documentation I ran into a slight  
>> dilemma. I want to mention how Cocoon is able to access either the  
>> model or a database in response to a request and produce a response  
>> based on the result. Because of its simplicity, I will be  
>> concentrating on JSFlow in this particular document. All my Actions  
>> have been converted to flowscripts. I'm unsure of the communities  
>> perspective. So, are Actions still recommended as a way to access and  
>> process data?
> 
> 
> No. The current use of actions as I see it is for small general-purpose 
> things, but not for application-level processing, which should be 
> orchestrated by the flow engine (be it flowscript of javaflow)

I'd like to add that flowscript/javaflow is not a golden hammer; there are 
things which should be implemented as actions, and they are recommended for this 
purpose.

For general application logic, though, actions are not recommended.

Vadim

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