On Jan 30, 2008 9:54 PM, Wendy Smoak <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > On Jan 30, 2008 12:34 PM, Jesse McConnell <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > wrote: > > How important is the database really to things in continuum? > > > > To me it has always seemed somewhat of an annoyance to have to manage > and > > maintain when so much of things could just be some xml files on disk. > > Like the General Configuration?? :) > > Considering that we dump the database to XML in order to back > up/convert, and then fight with JPOX to assign the correct next > sequence number to get it back *into* the database, I'd be perfectly > happy to just leave the data in XML and plain text.
I'm agree about XML files but not for all datas. I think that only "static" datas should be stored in files but others are used intensively for requests or for the UI presentation so, in this case, I prefer SQL. About sequence number issue, it is easy to resolve it with JPA because we have the hand on all without a big effort. Emmanuel