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DISTRIBUTING REPLICABLE APPLICATIONS

Many developers will find replication an ideal method for distributing application updates to their users. It's tempting to

  • Create a database application.
  • Make it replicable (this becomes your Design Master).
  • Create additional replicas from the Design Master.
  • Whenever you want to update the application design, make the modifications in the Design Master and then synchronize the Design Master with the replicas to distribute your changes.

Tip

Move the Design Master to one of the stars. Now you, as the application designer, can control when you synchronize with the hub, which will then distribute your application to the other replicas. You can fully test your design modifications in a controlled environment ...

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