Entries published on August 4, 2008

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Database heresies

While scanning reddit, I saw an article pop up by Jeff Davis lamenting the way most people interact with databases, particularly when it comes to ORMs. Jeff seems to be pointing out (and, to an extent, conflating) two issues:

  1. At the moment, programming languages and SQL don’t really mesh all that well.
  2. Most people, in Jeff’s opinion, take the wrong approach to working with a database from their programming language of choice.

The first point is one I’m happy to concede; SQL is a fundamentally different beast from, well, pretty much any ...

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