Tuesday, February 21, 2006

How not to design a database

There are flat files. Then there are relational databases. Don't confuse the two, especially not with XML.

This gentleman's comment was perhaps the best:

I swear to god, I made a joke about doing just this very thing on Slashdot today.

My joke was arguably worse, though, as the "data" took the form of serialized objects instead of xml fragments.

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