My colleagues and I are having a discussion about the normalization of descriptive traits in the database, such as "status" or "type". Let's call the central table of the discussion "Order". In my ...
Conceptual question: Are individual queries faster than joins, or: Should I try to squeeze every info I want on the client side into one SELECT statement or just use as many as seems convenient? ...
I've heard all kinds of horror stories around gremlins living in database triggers, and--worse--systems being brought down by the addition of a trigger that caused a chain of cascading ones. I'm ...
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