The Ultimate Tool: Xobot IDE
IIn the world of programming, the creation of source code for databases "procedural extensions" is something solitary. Most DBMS offers procedural languages and "stored procedures" to create procedural extensions. In Postgres the number of supported procedural languages has already exceeded a dozen.
Traditionally, stored procedures have many applications: it is difficult to resist the attraction to perform a data operation directly in the storage, especially in the Enterprise development. This approach quickly leads to the spreading of the business logic and dramatically increases the cost of support and development of the system as a whole.
The life cycle of stored procedures makes it difficult to use standard Change Management tools and practices. It is necessary to adapt the operations upon the stored procedures to the standards of Change Management, yet staying within the comfortable development practices.
We'll look at the typical tasks of the procedural extensions development and discuss the solutions we are implementing in the Xobot IDE.