RE: sheltered little world i live in -> NODB?

  • From: "Goulet, Richard" <Richard.Goulet@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "chris.stephens@xxxxxxx" <chris.stephens@xxxxxxx>, "'oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'" <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 31 May 2012 17:02:05 +0000

Humm, Uncle Bob sounds like a number of other  pundits running around, but 
mostly on FOX news and the like.  People who are convinced that they are always 
100% right and everyone else is 100% wrong even when they agree.  But at the 
same time these folks are not 100% right or wrong either.  There has been many 
a software project that I've seen that starts out trying to design a schema 
with no idea of what their dealing with.  These mostly fall into one of two 
categories 1) those that build too big a data model so that it is totally 
unwieldy and 2) those that build too simple a model.  There are also those 
projects that from the start have a single database vendor in mind and will not 
vary from their choice.  All tend to be miserable failures in the end.  So 
Uncle Bob's point about making the rdbms a center point of what you are doing 
is correct and you can't really decide that until you have looked at the use 
cases/requirements/needs.  Will you need a big honking database engine, or a 
nosql midget or would a simple csv file suffice.  The answer, as has been 
stated many times on the list, is "it depends".

        Also I really like the motto of his 8th Light company.  Software 
without errors.  Really, do they deal in miracles??

Richard Goulet
Senior Oracle DBA/NA TEAM Lead

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Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 3:23 PM
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Subject: OT: sheltered little world i live in -> NODB?

I understand many still like to see business logic placed outside of the 
database and that ORM's are very popular but I didn't expect to see experienced 
software developers to have opinions like this:

From what I can tell, this guy has written a several very popular books and 
articles on software development.

Not sure why I'm posting this to the list other than the fact that I just 
didn't expect something like this to pop up in my RSS reader.


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