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From "James Mitchell" <>
Subject Re: message resources in db
Date Wed, 29 Dec 2004 18:17:46 GMT
My reasoning for what I've done is:
a) it scratches my own itch
b) it scratches many other peoples itch

My work did not stop with OJBMessageResources.  I have several 
Database-based Impls of commons-resources sitting on that are ready 
for release as soon as common-resources goes 1.0.

When you use a Hibernate backed impl, you get many added benfits (see 
Hibernate docs for details).

Besides all that.....if this doesn't scratch an itch for you, don't knock 

James Mitchell
Software Engineer / Open Source Evangelist
EdgeTech, Inc.
AIM: jmitchtx

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jim Barrows" <>
To: "Struts Users Mailing List" <>
Sent: Wednesday, December 29, 2004 11:15 AM
Subject: RE: message resources in db

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nathan Coast []
> Sent: Wednesday, December 29, 2004 4:17 AM
> To: Struts Users Mailing List
> Subject: message resources in db
> Hi,
> Has anyone developed message resources that pulls messages
> from a db? I
> have followed a few links that discuss this but can't find any code:

This notion keeps popping up, and I keep wondering why.  On the surface it 
seems okay, keep everything where it's easy to maintain... but in reality, 
you really don't buy anything with it.
If you do it so you can dynamically change the values, then you slow down 
your page throughput quite painfully.  So, of course you cache the data... 
which means it's not dynamic and you either provide a way to flush the cache 
(which you could do for a flat file as well, as Spring has apparently done).
Then you have the apparent fact that by doing so you are now outside the 
Java provided i18n stuff, so you might be in a position of trying to 
maintain this code to keep up with what Java provides for you autmatically.
So, you gain what?  it's in a database?
I'm curios as to what you're reasoning is to put these into a database, coz 
I'm looking for a good excuse to do it myself :)

> these docs mention
> org.apache.struts.util.OJBMessageResourcesFactory but
> I can't find this class anywhere.
> If there is a db implementation for message resources? I guess the
> natural progression is a web-app gui for managing those
> resources.  Does
> such a thing exist?
> cheers
> Nathan
> -- 
> Nathan Coast
> Managing Director
> Codeczar Ltd
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