Leandro Guimarães Faria Corcete DUTRA at 2013-09-24T18:36:43Z

Except when the subject matter is databases… MySQL has reinforced an unfortunate philistine trend where people think the (quite simple) relational theory does not matter.

One of the reasons why every few years there is a new fad in databases, only to be subsumed by a new generation of issues due to the lack of understanding of practitioners of these fads, which all more or less look back to prerrelational mindsets.

What your describing -- failure to understand the basic of normal form for databases -- is so far better than the types of incompetence I face from organizational service providers (such as health insurance companies and the like).

I wish I faced daily problems like "they don't get normal form".

Bradley M. Kuhn at 2013-09-24T23:46:42Z