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  • If a Tree Falls in the Forest, and No One is Around To Hear It…

    You no doubt have heard this old philosophical question that completes with, "Does it Make a Sound?" As nerds, we all know that the answer is that it certainly does make a sound. However, take the question to a more technical place, how much sound does it make, and what is the impact of that sound, is far more interesting, and far more ...
    Posted to Louis Davidson (Weblog) by drsql on January 9, 2017
  • What is a physical database?

    A bit of terminology that gets beaten to death is that of the “physical” database.  I would think most every DBA uses this term (I do), but…to mean what?  I think there are two common utilizations: The layer of tables, constraints, indexes, etc used to store data The actual on-disk structures. Frankly, until 3 years ago, I ...
    Posted to Louis Davidson (Weblog) by drsql on June 11, 2009
  • Requirements vs Architecture

    Okay, so on the first look this sounds like the most boring Japanese action movie ever. Requirements is tearing through the village, and Architecture is in the city.  Developers by the horde are trying to code both of these into oblivion…Maybe not.  Clearly I am talking about something a little more exciting…the battle between the forces ...
    Posted to Louis Davidson (Weblog) by drsql on April 12, 2009
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