Friday, May 04, 2007

Thick Database? Intelligent more like it.

Just stumbled onto some excellent papers regarding architectural considerations in today's jumble of technologies. Interesting to see the reference to APEX - Oracle HTML DB in the Thick Database paper. Great that Paul added the examples of relative efforts/time/lines of code there! Nice work.

Dulcian Papers - Thick Database

One thing I'd be keen to see is APEX vs. Thick Database application examples in terms of effort... okay I hear the "but APEX ain't following the guidelines". Nevertheless if a technology works for you, use it!

Also I threw together a table with additional "minutes per line of code" columns just for fun ;-)

Mins per line of code DatabaseMins per line of code Java
Case 1Conventional developmentn/a1.44
Case 1Thick database development4.800.80
Case 2Conventional development2.403.60
Case 2Thick database development3.603.60
Case 3Conventional development2.094.43
Case 3Thick database development1.233.43

Any opinions appreciated.

2 comments:

Tony said...

Certainly like the idea of getting as much intelligence as possible into the database (unlike Oracle Apps' forms), although I probably wouldn't push it as far as article suggests by preference.

By the way, the article link is busted - use link instead

Gareth said...

Hi Tony,

Thanks, fixed the link.

Gareth