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More On Elegance in Database Design: Design Decisions
Introduction I wrote recently on the importance of elegance in database design (Art vs. Science). In More on Elegance in Database Design: Complexity, I wrote about balancing the amount of complexity in design. In this installment, I want to talk about design decisions. Who's Buried in Grant's Tomb? How many states exist for two-state ...
July 20, 2009
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 ...
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 ...
July 11, 2009
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