In computer science, persistence refers to the characteristic of state that outlives the process that created it. From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persistence_%28computer_science%29

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INI files or Registry or personal files?

I want to save the configuration of my project which includes Screen size Screen position Folder paths Users settings and so on. The standard places where you can save these are configuration ...
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Strategy for backwards compatibility of persistent storage

In my experience, trying to ensure that new versions of an application retain compatibility with data storage from previous versions can often be a painful process. What I currently do is to save a ...
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In agile development, should I try persistence in flat file before database?

Somebody explained to me that since in agile development, policy and the application logic should be more important than details such as persistence method, persistence decision should be taken at the ...
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Caching factory design

I have a factory class XFactory that creates objects of class X. Instances of X are very large, so the main purpose of the factory is to cache them, as transparently to the client code as possible. ...