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A framework using the metaphor of bricks

Be Wary of Generic Database Layers

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Over the years we’ve seen a number of projects where application architects use a generic layer to hide a database. This is a common approach with object-oriented languages accessing a relational database. Application code accesses the layer which in turn accesses the database. The use of a generic layer can be a valuable technique, but it is overused. Some architects seem to be unaware that there are other possibilities.

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