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Re: Data design methods? (was Re: APIs, messaging)
- From: Joel Rees <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: Michael Champion <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 25 May 2001 14:17:23 +0900
OO methodologies provide criteria for choosing between
different designs, but as we've brought out here, a good OO design *hides*
My impression is that some OO practitioners woud rather say "encapsulate"
than "hide". But that still begs the question of how to expose the structure
(at the risk of re-kindling a dying ember).
----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Champion" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, May 25, 2001 12:40 AM
Subject: Data design methods? (was Re: APIs, messaging)
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <email@example.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "Simon St.Laurent" <email@example.com>
> Cc: "Al Snell" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "Jeff Lowery"
> <email@example.com>; "'Eric Bohlman'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>;
> Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2001 10:42 AM
> Subject: RE: APIs, messaging
> > The critical question: by what criteria does one choose to create a UML
> > description, or an RDF Description, or a Topic Map, or just an XML
> > Schema?
> I have an even more basic question: by what criteria does one choose
> different DATA designs? OO methodologies provide criteria for choosing
> different designs, but as we've brought out here, a good OO design *hides*
> structures. Are there widely accepted criteria for defining "good" data
> independently of the algorithms used to process them?
> The only thing that comes to mind that would be relevant to XML is
> Entity-Relationship Modelling. Any thoughts?
> I'm aware of David Carlson's website www.xmlmodeling.com (and his recent
> but from a quick look it seems to focus on the mechanics of using UML to
> various XML schemas rather than the "aesthetics" of what a good design
> like. Am I missing something?
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