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Adds new methos to BDMain

 
Pablo Manrubia
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Hi all!,

My app is a 3-tier application.

Id' like to change DBMain interface (addings 3 methods)
1) public void setLockStrategy(LockStrategy)
2) public Accommodation recordToAccomodation(String[] record)
3) public String[] accomodationToRecord(Accomodation ac)

Explanation:
1) Just to be able to disable/enable lockstrategy in DAO (DBMain). I don't like using singleton with a LockManager
2) and 3): Application of value object pattern in DAO. In my opinion DBMain is responsible to transform domain objects (bussiness objects) in database format objects

Thanks in advance
 
Pablo Manrubia
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Sorry but I forgot the question...

Am i authorized to do this change according to SUN exam rules??

Thanks
 
Nicolas Stern
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Hi pablo,

I think adding methods to the interface is penalized by automatic failure.

My assignment states :

Your data access class must be called "Data.java", must be in a package called "suncertify.db", and must implement the following interface:




Which does not mean you can't add methods to your Data class. But I think the interface DBMain must be used as is.

HTH - Cheers - Nicolas
[ January 07, 2008: Message edited by: Nicolas Stern ]
 
Alex Belisle Turcot
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Hi,

2 things:

- adding private methods;
- adding public methods.

private methods are OK, no questions asked.

For public methods, it's not that it's forbidden, however if you Data depends on those methods, it cannot be used from its Interface.



It would be bad, and on top of that, if SUN has some test on your Data implementation, they will certainly access it through the interface!

Also, my Data Singleton returns the a reference to the Interface.

Regards,
Alex
 
Pablo Manrubia
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Ok

I won't add new methods to DBMain interface.

Thanks both for your replys.
 
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