Tag Archives: database design

The Master of the Schema

“The database … should be the master of the schema”. It’s not often I see an application developer talk about the importance of the database, or at least that the database (and data) are very important to the success of … Continue reading

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Who Likes NULL?

The title says it all: who Likes NULL values in their tables? I have tended to allow NULLs in quite a few places in my design, often because I view the world as messy and incomplete. I also find that … Continue reading

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Where’s the schema?

Across the last few years, I’ve read many articles and listened to quite a few talks that discuss the advantages of NoSQL databases. I’ll admit that I’m often skeptical of the advantages of other datastores overcoming the disadvantages with a … Continue reading

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Singular or Plural

There are all sorts of interesting debates that developers will have about programming. One of those I’ve written about in the past is Spaces v Tabs. There’s a lot of discussion about that one, and certainly no share of strong opinions. … Continue reading

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