Data Sublanguages, Programming and Data IntegrityMy December post @All Analytics
Both data science employers and candidates stress the eclectic nature of the required skills, programming in particular. Indeed, coding has acquired such an elevated role, that it now entirely replaces education. Aside from the societal destructive consequences of this trend, in the context of data management it is a regressive self-fulfilling prophecy that obscures and disregards the core practical objective of database management to minimize programming. You can frequently encounter it in comments like:Upside down and backwards.
"Anything you can model in a DBMS you can model in Java. The next paradigm shift is business rules centralized in Java business objects, rather than hard-coded in SQL for better manageability, scalability, etc. The only ones that should reside in a database are referential integrity (and sometimes even that isn't really necessary). Don't let pushy DBAs tell you otherwise -- integrity constraints slow down development as well as performance."
Read it all (and comment there, not here, please).
THE DBDEBUNK GUIDE TO MISCONCEPTIONS OF DATA FUNDAMENTALS available to order here.
- Review by Craig Mullins: A Useful Guide to Data Fundamentals from Fabian Pascal
- Review by Todd Everett.
("What's Wrong with this Picture" will return in 2017)
1. Quote of the Week
"The value of the model may be diminishing in certain enterprises, since busy with deliverables." --Harshendu Desai, LinkedIn.com
3. To Laugh or Cry?
4. Added to the LINKS page
- What a Database Really Is: Predicates and Propositions
- The Logical Fallacies
5. Of Interest
- If a table with a surrogate key has a column known to have unique non null values (eg SSN), does it violate 3NF
- Data Skeptic
And now for something completely different
New at The PostWest (check it out)
My take of the week
Choosing not to veto, Obama lets anti-settlement resolution pass at UN Security Council
The press refused to publish Obama's Chicago speech to the Palestinian lobby to hide his anti-semitism. He was never as troubled by Assad, or Putin, or Erdogan as he was by Netanyahu. That's because Jews have always been a soft target (Barak Obama's Israeli Settlements Canard). If that is not anti-semitism, I don't know what is. When the US is in the same camp with Russia, China, Iran and Turkey and her acts are cheered by Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Hezbollah, she has sold out and moved to the dark side.
America (like most other countries) is occupied Indian land via atrocities (and not by people who returned to their own country, like the Jews did). So when America returns its settlements to the Indians, Israel will return its "settlements" (which Israelis got when they defended themselves from "being thrown into the sea"). Until then moralizing and selling out Israel to genocidal terrorists is hypocritical anti-semitism, just like everyone else's (see below).
Global Hypocritical Anti-semitism
- Ban: Security Council resolution on settlements showed ‘leadership’. This, from a man who, with a straight face, criticized Israel policies while admitting the UN is biased against Israel. The only leadership the UN has ever shown is in anti-semitism.
- Moral Incoherence at the UN Security Council. “At a time when the Security Council does nothing to stop the slaughter of half a million people in Syria, it disgracefully gangs up on the one true democracy in the Middle East, Israel and calls the Western Wall ‘occupied territory.’”
- Pennsylvania Jewish family blamed as Xmas play cancelled
- Florida synagogue ramps up security after getting hate mail
- Website targets Jews in white supremacist’s hometown (do it to blacks and see what happens)
- Prince Charles warns of echoes of 'dark days' before World War I. No royal deplored GB's denial of Nazi camp survivors entry in Israel, but Arab/Muslim immigrants, now he's full of compassion.
- Some UK universities ‘too anti-Semitic for Jewish students’. But not too concerned about this.
- Prague subway worker allegedly threatened to behead Jewish passenger
Article of the week
Video of the week
The Red Disaster. The "life" in Romania during the 60s. The Jews did the worst due to deep anti-semitism. America paid Ceausescu to get us out, but neither she nor Europe wanted us. Had there been no Israel, we would have probably starved to death, not necessarily in a rotten jail. Nobody talks about us, or the hundreds of thousands of the Jewish refugees kicked out from the Arab countries, none of whom were murderous, but everybody is obsessed with the suffering of the Palestinians, who are genocidal.
Pinch-me of the week
Ahmad Tibi urges Israelis not to ‘live by the sword’. As if she is allowed to live without it.
Book of the week (Purchase via this link to support the site)
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