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What standard should I follow when naming tables and views?

What standard should I follow when naming tables and views? For instance, is it a good idea to put something like tbl_ at the beginning of table names? Should I designate code/lookup tables in some ...
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How should I best name my timestamp fields?

When I am looking to create some timestamp fields (or other date/time style fields), what is the best way to name them? Should I just put record_timestamp?
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Is table aliasing a bad practice?

I remember learning to do this in a DBMS course for Master of Information Services students. To save yourself some typing, you can type: SELECT t1.id, t2.stuff FROM someTable t1 ...
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Plural vs Singular Table Name

How should I name my Tables when creating a new database? Singular: Client or Plural: Clients?
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MySQL case sensitivity for table names

Why is it that different platforms (linux vs windows) does not support the same naming conventions? I'm stunned by the fact that the documentation uses file names as an excuse for this. Yes, windows ...