databases

Do The Basic Research

January 28, 2010

I fail to comprehend how someone can write this (emphasis mine): Overdesign is also very common with databases. People get hung up on rules like “third normal form”. Sometimes when you over-normalize a database is [sic] makes it impossible to query the data later on. If your application is going to require reports, sometimes its […]

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A Non-Reason for Using ORM

August 1, 2009

There are many good reasons for choosing an ORM tool instead of using stored procedures. But one reason has always struck me as rather silly. That is choosing an ORM so that you can easily switch databases in the future. I am not disputing that using an ORM enables you more in changing databases, but […]

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