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Date: 2003-03-12 (23:35)
From: Michael Schuerig <schuerig@a...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] OCaml popularity
On Thursday 13 March 2003 00:13, Martin Weber wrote:
> I don't know what usually classifies as 'enterprise application' but
> I think what I'm doing is one - application(s) written solely for the
> use within the producing corner - no end user will ever see it

In my experience, the term "enterprise application" is not used 
generically for all custom or behind-the-scenes application used in an 
enterprise. Rather, it's used more specifically for applications that 
handle large amounts of data managed in databases; stuffing data into 
and getting it out of a DB and accomodating business processes while 
doing so.

I've been working on this kind of software for a couple of years and 
can't say that I'm particularly attracted to it. To be sure, I 
recognize that there are interesting aspects to it, but it's not what I 
myself find interesting. Also, as I said before, I don't see that OCaml 
provides a decisive advantage for *this* kind of software.


Michael Schuerig              The usual excuse for our most unspeakable
mailto:schuerig@acm.org         public acts is that they are necessary.
http://www.schuerig.de/michael/                      --Judith N. Shklar

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