Database Configuration, the XML Alternative

Monday Sep 27th 2004 by DatabaseJournal.com Staff
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With the popularity of XML today, a common design decision is to configure business application with markup files. While it has its advantages, storing this type of information in the database brings its own benefits.

[From developer.com]

When creating software, it is a wise decision to separate business logic from information used to configure that software. Over the years, developers have used a number of techniques to externalize configuration. The goal is to make it possible to customize the functionality of a program without changing code. Today, a majority of business applications use a relational database to store data. This article will look at some common ways to store configuration data. Then, it will demonstrate how to use a database to accomplish this task.

The article continues at http://www.developer.com/db/article.php/3413151

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