Re: The wisdom of the object mentors (Was: Searching OO Associations with RDBMS Persistence Models)

From: Robert Martin <>
Date: Fri, 2 Jun 2006 00:45:36 -0500
Message-ID: <200606020045361393-unclebob_at_objectmentorcom>

On 2006-05-31 13:08:22 -0500, "David Cressey" <> said:

> "Robert Martin" <> wrote in message
> news:2006053108160577923-unclebob_at_objectmentorcom...

>> Actually, based on your post, I don't think you disagree completely
>> with mine.  At most I think you disagree with the emphasis.  My "bucket
>> of bits" statement is extreme because I am often found in the situation
>> of helping teams of developers who start their projects by saying: "OK,
>> we've got Oracle.  Now what?"

> I, on the other hand, have run into a lot of teams who say "we'll worry
> about all that normalization crap when we're ready to start work on version
> 2."

Yes, that would be a mistake. Once you have decided to use an RDB, you need to use it well. The point is that you can design many application programs in such a way that you don't have to make that decision early.

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