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I was curious that 2 and 5 were the same. But that, in itself, doesn't make them wrong.
January 30, 2020 at 12:43 pm
Are you implying we need to be able to change the Primary Key?!? Never. You even mention a dislike for natural attributes as primary keys. Of course. Because natural attributes...
August 21, 2019 at 12:22 pm
I think we're rapidly moving toward user self-service. Once upon a time secretaries took shorthand and managed all the correspondence. Today, secretaries are a thing of the past, giving way...
June 10, 2019 at 12:23 pm
Most people have mentioned the noise. I agree, noise is a problem. I often have people lean on my 4 foot wall and talk over my head to someone 2...
August 27, 2018 at 5:30 am
Most definitely depends on use cases AND common sense. Take 1NF. It seems we can always divide something into even smaller units. A street address has a number, street name,...
July 23, 2018 at 6:08 am
This article just popped into my inbox this morning. But I see from the comments it's at least 2 years old. In any case I've heard of data lakes but...
January 19, 2018 at 5:52 am
Great article Steve. I love open data. I'm working on a data set of my local county's voting data. It's presented in a series of PDFs for each election. Good...
May 1, 2017 at 7:21 am
In general I favor "magic values". Nulls are not transportable, being handled differently by different technologies. I also work in data warehousing and Business Intelligence where my users have a...
March 6, 2017 at 3:52 am