Information Technology Policies and Standards

Title
Data Access Standard
Type
Standard
Related Policy
Standardization of Website Publishing and Development Tools Policy
Category
Web
Status
Approved
Approved
08/27/2003
To Be Reviewed
10/06/2007
Scope
This standard ensures a professional City of Albuquerque web presence that meets current conventions in government website management. It also allows the city to aggregate code into reusable libraries, and to standardize development environments.
Standard
Web applications will be written, as far as possible, for the Oracle RDBMS environment.

Web application design and implementation should separate and differentiate between client and server such that all database processing takes place on the server.
Rationale
Oracle is the city standard for database development. There will be exceptions to this, but this will be on a case by case basis.

Making a distinction between client and server is advantageous for the following reasons:
-Release maintenance is simplified
-Client side code will have a smaller footprint and be less complex
-Performance will be improved because:
~The process is distributed/shared.
~It prevents applets from dragging back large amounts of data to process.

Contact: Julie A. Hicks, (505) 768-2814