* Posts by Goober Esq

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DBMS pioneer Bachman: 'Engineers have more fun than academics'

Goober Esq

Pretty Good, but...

The network DBMS stuff has been OK but the reality is Ted Codd's Relational approach has been orders of magnitude more relevant and useful. Also, a lot of stuff is still used decades after development (heck, even some of our decades-old designs are in that bin) but that usually just means it's not cost-effective to redo them - they're there & they're done so just work 'em until they're not needed. And it's probably just me but there did seem to be a vague wistful tone there - 'specially that dismissive (and timely) personal insight on Relational = punch cards. Sorry, Charlie - but I'd think it's probably more appropriate to equate Relational and spreadsheets (just two of the most useful and widely used tools for many modern folks...)