Re: consolidation of multiple rows

From: hpuxrac <>
Date: Fri, 7 Mar 2008 14:19:25 -0800 (PST)
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On Mar 7, 2:56 pm, --CELKO-- <> wrote:
> >> There are a lot of top notch programmers and DBA's who have never heard of Joe Celko. <<
> LOL!  Programmers, sure; I know some who are not sure who the
> president is.  DBAs, probably not :)  I am teaching a graduate
> Database Course at a small local college from the 8-th edition of a
> popular textbook.  I am not just quoted in a few places, but my name
> is used in data in the examples.  Unfortunately, I am shown as knowing
> Java in one of the tables, which I don't.

Joe probably you do know a lot. It looks like you started doing things in the relational world after I was already working in the database area. Like many I paid dues in the mainframe area ( IMS and DB2 ) before moving into the oracle area.

Real world experience doing complicated designs teaches you a lot of things. Codd and Date were the authors of the texts and mathematical theory that was most useful to me.

If you changed or advanced the fundamentals based on those authors contributions to relational theory then yes I am unaware of those contributions.

I find the curious allegations of Captain Morgan off target as usual. But I expect him to reply at least several more times in this thread. After all it gets his name and website posted several more times on cdos. Received on Fri Mar 07 2008 - 16:19:25 CST

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