Re: Something new for the New Year (2008).

From: Rob <>
Date: Fri, 4 Jan 2008 09:08:12 -0800 (PST)
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On Jan 3, 10:03 pm, Marshall <> wrote:
> Harumph. I think you're starting to condescend here.
Absolutely not!!

I have the utmost respect for cdt and the individuals who post here, even if they occasionally get off-message and attack the messenger.

It is out of this respect that I chose cdt as the first place to make this material available:

And, I keyed the presentation to the high level of expertise and experience I've come to expect here. Don't forget, there are also a lot of sharp database types who follow cdt but seldom (or never) post to it. Perhaps a few of them will find something interesting in this material.

Every piece of original research starts out known only to the researcher(s). At some point, it must be exposed to a wider audience. If it is a good idea, it may take root. If not, well, I guess I am prepared for that. You will note however that nowhere in this thread (to date) has anyone addressed any technical questions surrounding structure independence, precision, lattice relationships, etc.

I am a database practioner, not a theorist. The website page I directed you to does not claim that the Aggregate-Link representation should replace conventional relationship representations or be used in conventional relational databases. Instead, it shows how one can use the technology to integrate two or more remote relational databases into non-updatable relational views, and it lays the groundwork for future exploration/exposition of relationship-oriented data models. (I bet you can hardly wait!)

Rob Received on Fri Jan 04 2008 - 18:08:12 CET

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