[FoRK] Re: Re: DBs and online forms
Wed Oct 5 12:37:08 PDT 2005
"Naren" <nsavara at vsnl.net> wrote in message
If for example, you could separate the region/state-specific business-rules
from the business logic--- maybe by having the rules implemented by
the container; and then...
I'm sure that's how the tax software people do it...
Inspired by reading "The Pragmatic Programmer" recently, I've been thinking
about how to do this. I've begun trying to tease apart database accesses
from the rest of the code/GUI. It's like untangling necklaces from your
mother's jewelry box...
With our move to a database server, we will probably put more of the rules
into the database, and out of the code. But that's also an area I need to
learn more about -- what exactly should go in the stored procedures,
triggers, constraints, etc. I understand there's still debate about where to
put the business rules. I like the idea of metaprogramming mentioned in the
I'm afraid our product is doomed to stay small and local because: 1) I'm
moving away when I have my degree, enough money to do so, and a job offer --
within 2 years I hope; 2) The programming team is quite small - 4 people
right now; 3) Of the 4, I'm probably the most driven/educated
programming-wise and I'm not sure I have the skills to pull something like
The market opportunity is certainly there -- in Texas, at least, we only
have a couple of real competitors, and our clients say they think our
software is superior because it's much easier to use, does more of what they
need, and they appreciate our technical support and training. We also try to
implement requests they have, where reasonable.
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