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Re: On Databases

by Zaxo (Archbishop)
on Aug 11, 2003 at 20:00 UTC ( #283014=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to On Databases

There are two sides to learning database programming.

One side concerns database design. Google for database normal form for some of the many treatments of making a db maintainable, efficient, and no bigger than necessary.

The other side is learning SQL. It is an oddity of a language to many. It has a strong component of functional programming, but without any of the elegance.

The third half, of course, is to learn DBI.pm. That may as well be the first half ;-)

After Compline,
Zaxo


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