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From Matt Benson <gudnabr...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: gauging sandbox interest - openmodels
Date Sun, 01 Mar 2009 19:27:59 GMT

Mark:  see comments inline.


--- On Sun, 3/1/09, Mark Fortner <phidias51@gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Mark Fortner <phidias51@gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: gauging sandbox interest - openmodels
> To: "Commons Developers List" <dev@commons.apache.org>
> Date: Sunday, March 1, 2009, 1:23 PM
> Hi Matt,
> I like the idea; however, it might make more sense to
> simply have domain
> objects (and in the case of dbutils perhaps a small derby
> database) in each
> project as necessary.

  This basically is what we already have today.  :)

> This can be used to both improve the
> unit tests and
> provide working examples of the code.
> 

Another benefit of having a separate project is that developers can whip up POC apps without
having to first create a data model when the model itself is of little importance (This is
actually my current use case).  This way a developer could simply choose the preexisting domain
model that provides the most opportunity for the features he wants his POC to encompass and
go.  Does that make sense?

Thanks for your interest,
Matt

> Mark
> 
> On Sun, Mar 1, 2009 at 9:15 AM, Matt Benson <gudnabrsam@yahoo.com>
> wrote:
> 
> >
> > For awhile I've had an itch that it would be nice to
> have a project whose
> > purpose is to provide small, realistic domain models
> for consumption
> > primarily by tests of library-type code (if the domain
> models are actually
> > usable/extensible for real work, so much the
> better).  It seems to me that
> > particularly at Commons it could be beneficial for
> tests/examples of various
> > components to reference common object models, giving
> potential users a
> > better point of reference to see how various
> components might be used with
> > their own models.  Is there any interest in
> having such a project in
> > Commons; do we feel this would be too large and not
> precisely the mission of
> > Commons; are there other opinions?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Matt
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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> Mark Fortner
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