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Applying and Extending Oracle Spatial by Siva Ravada, Simon Gerard Greener

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Packaging – source code versus .jar file

The creation of a Java class via the preceding method (creating the Java source and compiling it using CREATE AND COMPILE JAVA SOURCE NAMED …) is fine for simple, one-off, implementation, but such an approach has a number of limitations:

  • Many utility methods would be better off being moved to other classes, for example, getConnection, getPrecisionScale, getSRID
  • Resolving errors and dependent class/JAR references is difficult the more complex a class becomes
  • It is a very difficult method to scale when one wants to add more methods to an existing Java source, or if you want to build other classes that rely on earlier loaded sources

A GUI development tool such as JDeveloper is a solid tool for developing small, ...

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