Re: Date is Incomplete - database application software and database theory

From: mAsterdam <>
Date: Fri, 14 May 2004 22:20:56 +0200
Message-ID: <40a52a2b$0$562$>

mountain man wrote:

> John Jacob wrote:
> IMO the missing dynamic thread in database theory is the
> relationship of the database to its application, and
> vice verse. Date covers this is a diagram or two.

On the other end of *some* spectrum I read a big red book by Grady Booch (I can't find it right now, I think it was OOA&D with applications) with maybe 10 lines in all about persistence (as if this dealt with databases). Talking to fresh Java programmers this still seems the main line of thinking in the object community.

Caught in the middle are the people who
deliver real applications sharing data.

I very much appreciate
the enormous works of both Date and Booch. But there is a lot of theoretical
work to be done - *not* necessarily on the axis between them, however. Received on Fri May 14 2004 - 22:20:56 CEST

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