richard.bair at oracle.com
Tue Oct 30 08:48:26 PDT 2012
> Fair enough. Calling directly onto a database from the client is probably
> not an approach I would go for too often or recommend for a lot of use
> cases, but hey, if it works for you, great.
In particular, it is not uncommon for client apps to want to stash some data into, say, a local berkeley database. The iBank app for Mac OS X does exactly this. I wrote a little app the used JPA and mapped beans over their database structure for an alternate UI. Being able to do this on the client side is excessively common when you're talking about native bundled applications that aren't talking to a backend (more common in the consumer space), or one where although it talks to a backend system, it maintains a full copy of data locally.
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