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[joist-dev] Joist development

Author dlr
Full name Daniel Rall
Date 2000-07-12 11:09:35 PDT
Message David Pellegrini wrote:
> > Veena Dodballapur wrote:
> >
> > David ,
> >
> > I wanted to know the status of JOIST project.
> Joist is fully operational and used for production systems.
> > Is there is more
> > development work in the project plan?
> Yes. There are a couple of things to do upcoming:
> 1. Replace the connection mechanism with a better connection pooling
> class that can manage connections with more than one database. Turbine
> has such a class and we should just use it.

I've recently JavaDoc'd the package which the ConnectionPool class lives
in (except for the individual database adapters), and have a good notion
of how it works now. I could answer questions about it's integration.

> 2. Eliminate the need to subclass from WMServlet. I would like to
> remove the utter dependence on WebMacro, and instead treat WebMacro as a
> templating engine only.

I believe that this has already been done in Turbine--it might be easier
to integrate its code or classes.

> 3. Add a mechanism for handling form data errors in a uniform way, so
> that errors detected by the data management objects get reported cleanly
> and the form redisplayed with the previously entered data filled in.
> These are roughly in the order of increasing difficulty.

Daniel Rall <dlr at finemaltcoding dot com>

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