In a programming environment where access to
data is of paramount concern, anything that makes data access easier
will save programmers time. And as it is often said, time is money.
Nearly a third of a developer's time is spent writing
code that accesses data sources, like relational databases or comma
delimited text files, or mapping that data into an object hierarchy
that business logic can manipulate.
Node and MetaCollections provide
an easy method for getting access to and manipulating data from
any data source, anywhere within your enterprise or your business
partners enterprise. For example, what once took hundreds of lines
of code to read and parse a comma delimited file now takes ten lines
using the ESW framework. Those ten lines of code also remove the
error-prone complexity of mapping that data into a form easily manipulated
by your application logic. All software engineers are familiar with
basic data structures. The Node and MetaCollections framework maps
the comma delimited data into a basic data structure that any developer
But, delimited files are just the
beginning. We provide adapters for many forms of external data,
including relational databases, fixed width data, delimited data
(like comma delimited files), properties files, and XML files are
provided. The ESW framework is extensible, allowing developers to
easily encapsulate proprietary data sources and types into the framework.
The Node and MetaCollections is pure Java, available
in the widest possible range of execution environments. We have
tested and support the Node and MetaCollections product in standalone
and J2EE deployment scenarios. Node and MetaCollections can and
should be used in JavaBeans, EJBs, Servlets, JSPs, and stand alone
applications. In other words, use Node and MetaCollections whenever
and wherever you want.
Look at the
JavaDocs, and the
User's Guide. We feel that this framework is quite compelling.
We think you will, too.