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I wrote recently on the importance of elegance in database design (Art vs. Science). In that post I wrote ''Elegance is a solution crafted to meet the need(s).'' I'd like to elaborate on that point, as it is often the source of some confusion.
Elegance vs. Complexity
First, a couple statements:
An elegant solution will ...
I read Phil Factor's Database Weekly editorial entitled Basically Available, Soft State, Eventually Consistent. I agree with Phil's conclusions about special-purpose databases that purport to be ''RDBMS killers.''
How Much Paint?
Some argue our profession is science. I can see that. Some argue it's a passion. I represent ...