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From "Gregor J. Rothfuss" <gre...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Cocoon + database best practice?
Date Thu, 10 Feb 2005 22:49:32 GMT
Antonio Gallardo wrote:

> Don't agree. It is posible to do with them a lot of work. They are stable
> and not buggy. The reasons to I don't recommend them is because the
> maintenance of the system is more complicated. That is all! With O/R
> mapping it is more easy the later maintenance work.
> 
> For the records, in mid-2003, we developed a payroll system using Modular
> DB Actions.
> 
> The system was developed for a company that sells payroll services to
> other companies or corporations. We need to keep track on the system about
> all the operations of this company.
> 
> Under some circunstances the system needs to mix some companies. In some
> cases there is people with a high rotation (some times a person is hired
> and fired more than 5 times monthly) and other cool things. The system
> allow a lot of flexibility for our Nicaraguan laws. And I am talking about
> our laws, because for sure, were done without a computer in mind.
> 
> And I can tell that Modular DB actions pretty good managed the system. In
> fact we just found 1 or 2 cases where was imposible to use Modular or
> Original DB Actions. In the system we complemented with stored procedures
> and java some business logic. The database was of course PostgreSQL. Some
> statistics: 44 tables, 197 stored procedures, 22 sequences and 6 views.
> 
> This is why I think we cannot tell that they are buggy and unstable. In
> fact we started to develop the system with Cocoon 2.1.0 and it was worked
> in all versions even today in the lastest 2.1.7-dev on the current SVN.
> Without changing a line of code while migrating between cocoon versions!

i disagree violently :)

we are currently refactoring an application that is infested with them, 
and we found several bugs. let me see about releasing those fixes.


-- 
Gregor J. Rothfuss
COO, Wyona       Content Management Solutions    http://wyona.com
Apache Lenya                              http://lenya.apache.org
gregor.rothfuss@wyona.com                       gregor@apache.org


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