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Xenobius (3) [Avatar] Offline
Hi, I am reading the book and in section 4.2.5 it is made clear that the recommendation would be to generate an entity's id BEFORE insertion (which makes sense too).

My question is this:

If I have a load balanced web application, ie; 2 or more instances of the same application running on separate servers... they have absolutely no way of 'synchronising' the next available number before the insert... I think that for such a scenario, you are forced to generate the ID AFTER Insert ...

Am I missing something or is this the way to go?