andrew gothard (6/12/2015)
Aye - very fair point. I've replied on the subject myself on this thread and you're right, on reflection it does detract from the discussion on what is a very, very good article indeed.
I thought global warming was a perfect counterpoint to the article, I have lots of interest in our behavior in matters where the basic scientific method cannot be applied. After all, when you can't really run a test at scale, the best you can do is investigate with other means. Even without global warming, and even in our areas of endeavour, there are matters that aren't trivial to test like the simple integers versus varchar behavior in indexes.
But I know I run counter to many of the themes here, for instance, I find value in "best practices", and try to learn from those who HAVE experienced what works and doesn't, especially in areas that I simply don't have the sort of resources to duplicate their experiences. But I know that sort of thing isn't very popular here, and I can accept that too so its all good!