Saturday, July 18, 2015

Weekly Update


  • New Appendix to paper #3: While working on my book, I collected all comments by readers and replies by me (edited) and David McGoveran and added them as Appendix B. It further clarifies some of the aspects of the proposed relational/2VL solution to missing data. Those who ordered the paper in 2014 and 2015 should email me for a copy.
  • Added to LINKS page: 
Why even the most intelligent software architects don't understand the Relational Model

1. Quotes of the Week
In 15-20 years from now: Information will stay only in XML (no more tuples, no more objects). Imperative languages as we know them today (Java, C, C++, C#) will be gone. We will program with some extension of XQuery, or in any case a declarative dataflow/workflow language specially --Daniela Florescu, 2010 Interview
Exactly 20 years ago I wrote this article: "Storing and Querying XML Data using an RDMBS". I curse myself every day for doing so. I should be damned by the fires of hell for ever opening my mouth and letting people believe that one can REASONABLY use SQL to query hierarchical, complex structures like XML or JSON.  NO, PEOPLE. YOU CAN NOT! --Daniela Florescu, 2015,
2. To Laugh or Cry?
SQL Will Inevitably Come To NoSQL Databases
3. Online Debunkings
Data Scientists: The talent crunch (that isn't)
4. Interesting
5. And now for something completely different

The world belongs to people who code. Those who don’t will be left behind
Google's chatbot artificial intelligence has some interesting -- and not entirely illogical -- ideas about morality, philosophy and the meaning of life. 
--The meaning of life, according to Google's chatbot AI
Oh yeah, when it comes to morality, philosophy and the meaning of life, the first thing that comes to mind is Google. 
Ah, the world of coders!

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