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Re: any data modeling forums?

From: Richard Stevenson <>
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 17:23:34 -0500
Message-ID: <004101c4176e$cf102640$0201a8c0@Cobble1>

RE: any data modeling forums?Hey - I'm with April - I may be getting older and hallucinating, but I still like to think the reason I get paid above the minimum wage is for the quality of my DB design.... :)

A good database design is worth its weight in gold - unfortunately there seem to be very few of those these days - I've seen what comes out of too many commercial products that claim to support every database going with the same DDL. Design is an art form - one for me that elicits the same kind of passion with which a great DBA proudly polishes his/her database. I've lost count of how many times I've seen shops hire more consultants come in to clean up the mess left behind by the original consultants - but then I guess you get what you pay for.

Your brain is like a database - you simply have to know how to access it (anon.).


  There are weird people out here who still TRY to design databases. We often get told to sit down and shut up in meetings... but we are out here.

  April Wells
  Oracle DBA/Oracle Apps DBA
  Corporate Systems
  Amarillo Texas

  "Few people really enjoy the simple pleasure of flying a kite"   Adam Wells age 11
  "Imagination is the highest kite one can fly."   Lauren Bacall

  -----Original Message-----
  From: Niall Litchfield []   Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 2004 7:20 AM   To:
  Subject: RE: any data modelling forums?

  Does anyone *design* databases these days, aren't they just patterns and models and objects or generated on the fly by application code?

  Niall Litchfield
  Oracle DBA
  Audit Commission
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