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  • (YED) Young Engineers Disease

    Introduction When I was a young man (yes that's been a while now) I suffered from Y.E.D. (Young Engineer's Disease). Here are some of the symptoms. Sunny-Day Design The design assumes the user thinks like a software engineer. For example, the user is expected to: Click buttons in a prescribed order. Know, or be able to deduce, things ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on July 8, 2010
  • More on Elegance in Database Design: Complexity

    Introduction 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 ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on July 14, 2009
  • Art vs. Science

    Introduction 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.'' Please. How Much Paint? Some argue our profession is science. I can see that. Some argue it's a passion. I represent ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on July 11, 2009
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