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From Harish Krishnaswamy <hkrishnasw...@comcast.net>
Subject Re: [HiveMind] Re: Alternative module descriptors
Date Sat, 06 Mar 2004 20:15:00 GMT
I have to add that HiveMind does provide other benefits like providing 
the HiveDoc with the xml configuration and it may be more work to 
generate it from a script file.

-Harish

Harish Krishnaswamy wrote:

>
>
> Craig R. McClanahan wrote:
>
>>
>> Another approach for users who don't like hand-coding XML documents is a
>> purpose-driven GUI tool to edit the configuration file.  For example, 
>> James
>> Holmes has created such a tool (runs either standalone or as a plugin 
>> for a
>> bunch of different IDEs) for both Struts and JavaServer Faces 
>> configuration
>> files:
>>
>>  http://www.jamesholmes.com/struts/console/
>>  http://www.jamesholmes.com/JavaServerFaces/console/
>>  
>>
>
> Hand-coding the xml configs is actually not my primary concern. Infact 
> I prefer to hand-code it (with context sensitive help ofcourse!) over 
> using a GUI. But it seems to me that a scripting language is more apt 
> for the kind of configuration that HiveMind does. In fact a lot of my 
> current configurations are actually OGNL statements that are simply 
> accumulated and provided to my service which executes them. It seems 
> rather silly to write all this XML to simply create a list of objects. 
> If a scripting language is used instead the framework becomes far, far 
> simpler for configuration management. None of digester style schema 
> specifications and parsing are required.
>
> -Harish
>
>>  
>>
>>>> -- 
>>>> Howard M. Lewis Ship
>>>> Independent J2EE / Open-Source Java Consultant
>>>> Creator, Tapestry: Java Web Components http://howardlewisship.com
>>>>     
>>>
>>
>> Craig
>>
>>
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