Re: Storing time values via jdbc thin driver

From: Vladimir M. Zakharychev <>
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2008 00:33:47 -0800 (PST)
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On Dec 1, 6:07 am, "gym dot scuba dot kennedy at gmail" <> wrote:
> "Vladimir M. Zakharychev" <> wrote in
> Excellent explanation.  I have to disagree on part of it.  Different RDBMS's
> work different ways and Java programers should be aware of the differences.
> If not then they are coding for the least common denominator.  I know how
> they love to be db agnostic, but they aren't language agnostic. (nor should
> they be)
> Jim

You and me know that and advocate for database platform awareness, among many others. Are we successful thus far? Doesn't look like. People from the other side of the fence keep creating and advertising frameworks that completely hide details from programmers and force them to code for the least common denominator. Is it bad? We think it is, they think it isn't. We say that by not being aware of what particular database platform can do and ignoring built-in functionality they essentially throw their investment into that platform to the trash bin. They say who cares as long as it works and development is so rapid and simple and resulting code is fully platform-independent? (and performs equally bad everywhere, we might add, but this fact usually becomes obvious too late in the development cycle and then DBAs are being called in to "fix" the database because apparently the bottleneck is there - how can it be anywhere else? :) In the world where time-to-market figures prevail in measuring project success we will always be the minority. However, this doesn't mean we should give up. :)


   Vladimir M. Zakharychev
   N-Networks, makers of Dynamic PSP(tm) Received on Mon Dec 01 2008 - 02:33:47 CST

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