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Application developers and programmers everywhere need SQL databases, but find their actual database an albatross. Data is duplicated, hard to find, or missing. Performance is terrible. And you find yourself writing too much SQL and not your chosen language. ORMs promised to take this pain away, but, well ... nice try.
As a developer, what you really need are some simple recipes for how to think about designing your SQL databases so that they are simple, maintainable, expandable and easy to troubleshoot. I’ll introduce some easy basic rules hard-learned over 15 years of SQL database design and how to avoid some of the most common simple mistakes which take dozens of hours to fix in production.
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Slides are available at http://www.pgexperts.com/present...
by Bob Ippolito
PDXPUG will host the PostgreSQL BOF. Several Pg luminaries are attending the conference; this is your chance to meet with them and members of PDXPUG & hear the latest about PostgreSQL.
17th–19th June 2009