Applications should be written taking into account that errors will eventually happen and, in particular, database application developers usually consider this while writing their applications.
Although the concepts required to write such applications are commonly taught in database courses and to some extent are widely spread, building a reliable and fault-tolerant database application is still not an easy task and hides some pitfalls that we intend to highlight in this post with a set of suggestions or tips.
In what follows, we consider that the execution flow in a database application is characterized by two distinct phases: connection and business logic. In the connection phase, the application connects to a database, sets up the environment and passes the control to the business logic phases. In this phase, it gets inputs [Read more...]