[Seaside] rails niceties equivalent

Jason Rogers jacaetevha at gmail.com
Fri May 15 16:08:26 UTC 2009

Just a point of correction... MySQL 5+ does do Stored Procs, as well
as Stored Functions.

On Fri, May 15, 2009 at 9:40 AM, Sean Allen <sean at monkeysnatchbanana.com> wrote:
> On May 15, 2009, at 9:36 AM, Stephan Eggermont wrote:
>> Sergio wrote:
>> >the other app that has access is indesign... through a plugin..
>> Well, it basically means your database is outside your boundary of trust.
>> That's a lot of work. I don't think rails is up to that, and neither are
>> the
>> smalltalk ORM solutions. I'd be interested to be proven wrong, but I fear
>> the performance consequences of handling this correct are too large.
>> Recovering from all the problems you might encounter takes a lot of
>> application and test code.
>> Nothing you read from or write to the database can be trusted, Everything
>> should be verified, Your table structure might change while you're writing
>> out data, you might not be able to open new connections, the other
>> application
>> will overwrite your data.
> Stephen is very spot on here. You need to isolate functionality in one
> location.
> You can do that via stored procedures ( not an option with MySQL ) or by
> having
> a gatekeeper. In the past when confronted with this sort of scenario, I've
> advised
> writing an application whose purpose is to provide an API that interfaces
> other
> applications with the database, then that one application is the repository
> for all
> business rules etc.
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Jason Rogers

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