I have a developer who is accessing the wp-config file directly to get database information. I would think that WP has a better way to do this. What do you think community?
I am not aware of a Wordpress function to do this. But have a look at this search and replace tool:
This achieves what you want by reading in the wp-config file and scanning through it. Have a look at the function "icit_srdb_define_find" on line 374.