1.3.3 Repository Benefits
LANSA's active repository provides numerous benefits to application developers and end users of applications for both host and distributed (client/server) computing.
- The LANSA Repository centralizes information about your business application so that logic is both reused and shared (host & client/server). A single, centralized definition, which is open to other products, protects your information systems investment.
- LANSA significantly increases developer productivity and application performance (thin client) because of the reuse and sharing of the centralized application definition.
- A centralized application definition also simplifies maintenance of the application. Information is easy to locate, modify, test and deploy. Client/server applications benefit substantially from this architecture.
- LANSA offers a powerful set of development tools within the Repository. LANSA's multilingual definitions, virtual fields and predetermined join fields are examples of features which simplify and accelerate development.
- The Repository is easily used with existing databases so that you can extend your existing application. After importing existing tables into LANSA, Repository features such as virtual fields or predetermined join fields can still be added.
- The LANSA Repository is open to your choice of tool. You can choose a variety of development tools and still benefit from the Repository architecture. Again, LANSA shares and reuses the information in the Repository.
The LANSA Repository can reside on platforms such as the IBM i, Windows and Linux.
1.3.1 What is an Active Repository?
1.3.2 What Goes into the LANSA Repository?
1.3.4 Controlling Repository Content
Repository – Database definition and reusable application logic without code.