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What is a CRUD application or program?

In programming, you may hear someone describe a program as a “CRUD application”. CRUD is an acronym that stands for: Create, Read, Update, and Delete A CRUD application is one that doesn’t do much processing (calculations). It’s basically written to store and retrieve data in a database. For example, think of a recipe program. The program would let you CREATE recipes and save them to the database. It would let you READ recipes from the database. If you want to change the recipe, the program would let you UPDATE the recipe and save the changes to the database. And, if…

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What are CLOB applications?

CLOB is an acronym for “Custom Line Of Business”. CLOB programs are written to computerize the unique business processes that companies perform. Some business processes are similar across different companies. For example, programs to manage payroll for the company’s employees. Most companies have the same needs from a payroll program: hiring employees, recording hours worked, calculating paychecks, sending out paychecks, filing and paying taxes, etc. So, most companies use existing payroll programs. However, each company also has their own business processes. They may have unique ways they build their products or perform their services. And there may not be existing…

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