Tag Archives: database design

Understanding Your Database

I ran across a neat post from Michael Swart recently. In doing some spring cleaning, he was looking to remove unused, or maybe unnecessary, tables from his database. He published a script that looks through the plan cache to determine … Continue reading

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Database Brainstorming

I read a post recently that captured my attention for more time than I expected. The piece fascinated me, and I sent it to my son and a couple friends. In fact, reading it caused me to stop working for … Continue reading

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The Lost Time

Last year when Daylight Savings Time moved clocks back, I was wondering how the time change might affect different devices and situations in the world. One area that I wondered about was medicate and health care devices. While I’m sure … Continue reading

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Ensuring Designs have Flexibility

One of the biggest complaints from developers about RDBMSs is that they are inflexible and hard to change. This has led to many developers in the past using existing fields for a variety of purposes, sometimes putting data from multiple … Continue reading

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