There are three primary ways to implement xPDO, in your web projects.
The current MODX Object utilizes a persistent connection to its database. Most third-party developers should implement this method.
These types of connections are typical for developers:
- working with simple look-up tables
- data which is contained within a simple relational construct
- data which is typically directly associated with a single object
- and typically not using the MODX Revolution Environment (though they could be)
- Examples: Geographical look-up tables, song lists, form field creation, and single object data
These connections are for packages which can stand completely apart from MODX Revolution, and include:
- Object to Object relationships
- Object to Object and child (sub-object) relations
- Examples: Content Management Platforms (Like MODX Revolution), social networks, demographics, inter-object functionality, order tracking, and logistics systems