Only if you *choose* to have 100 XML documents or are stuck with a legacy system that involves 100 XML documents. There are ways to avoid XML hell. I veMessage 1 of 43 , Jul 31, 2007View SourceOnly if you *choose* to have 100 XML documents or are stuck with a legacy
system that involves 100 XML documents. There are ways to avoid XML hell.
I've successfully de-sprung a large enterprise application, replacing the
XML with more readable, more tool-friendly Java code. It made a significant
difference in the speed of system evolution because the team could refactor
much more easily.
On 31/07/07, Cédric Beust ♔ <cbeust@...> wrote:
> On 7/30/07, J. B. Rainsberger <jbrains762@...<jbrains762%40gmail.com>>
> > It is. If you have 100 XML documents, you're almost certainly doing
> > something wrong.
> Isn't this a bit of a hasty judgment?
> I'd say that if they have 100 XML documents, they are probably working
> on a midsize enterprise application, and this says absolutely nothing
> about the quality of their code or architecture.
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... Thanks, Nat; I ve read that one. Part of the problem is that configuration is in the eye of the beholder, and vision strength varies wildly. :) -- J. B.Message 43 of 43 , Aug 3, 2007View SourceNat Pryce wrote:
> On 02/08/07, J. B. Rainsberger <jbrains762@...Thanks, Nat; I've read that one. Part of the problem is that
> <mailto:jbrains762%40gmail.com>> wrote:
> > If it's not something we can confidently
> > change without re-testing the entire application, it shouldn't be
> > externalized configuration data, it should be code. I'm not convinced
> > that the choice of implementations of interfaces is configuration data.
> > I think the community has lost its way on the difference between
> > configuring applications and wiring objects together.
> This is a good article about finding this balance:
configuration is in the eye of the beholder, and vision strength varies
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