Re: SQL programming fundamentals

From: Toon Koppelaars <>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2008 16:39:44 +0200
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>Rich wrote:
>"relational theory knowledge is akin to needing to understand the internal
combustion engine in order to drive"

I disagree.

This is like stating that the endusers of database applications need to know relational theory.
They do *not*, of course.

I see, you correct yourself later on:
>"I think I *am* in favor of that requirement if the SQL professional is
designing (* database) software"
(*) insert by me.

If SQL professionals would know about the underlying theories, then a lot (a real huge big lot) of FUD in our profession would disappear.

This FUD gave us Java.
And boy, aren't we happy about that?

Toon Koppelaars
RuleGen BV

Author: "Applied Mathematics for Database Professionals"

Received on Fri Sep 12 2008 - 09:39:44 CDT

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