8.3. Understanding the example project in this chapter

We believe it’s important for us to provide working yet simple examples to help teach the subject matter, and at times this can be challenging. This chapter in particular was a bit of a challenge because RequestFactory was designed for working with the database, but we didn’t want to add that sort of complexity.

What we came up with for this chapter is an address book application but without the user interface or database. To replace the interface we developed a simple test interface that allows you to persist, delete, and update at the touch of a button. And to replace the database we use a ConcurrentHashMap.

This will allow us to focus on using RequestFactory without dealing with all ...

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