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SSC Editorial: Access Disdain

Contrary to the title (by design), Access Disdain is about not automatically hating Access (or it’s users). Clearly Access has limitations, but so do most apps that we give to “average” users and the more industrious ones build stuff because that’s the tool they have (when all you have is a hammer….). I’ve never minded a technical discussion about fixing/upgrading/replacing one of these, who would? I’ve just never enjoyed the arrogance we sometimes display while doing it (and I’ll admit to teasing my friend Arvin about Access, who takes it all in stride). There’s a deeper, and darker theme that runs through many businesses. We talk about empowering users, but we tend to mock them for solutions that aren’t professional grade. Something to think on.


I'm Andy Warren, currently a SQL Server trainer with End to End Training. Over the past few years I've been a developer, DBA, and IT Director. I was one of the original founders of SQLServerCentral.com and helped grow that community from zero to about 300k members before deciding to move on to other ventures.


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