Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks Frank
good chemistry is complicated,
and a little bit messy -LW
 
PerlMonks  

Comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
Great post, ++

I'd like to add one more thing to common pitfall list: the rule of exponential costs

It really works... I've 'tried' it writing my first database program. Discovering fundamental mistakes and their results (like changing database layout when program is almost finished), etc. leads you to the point, when you spend much more time changing your code (changing != improving) than writing/adding a new one. So costs (not only time costs) rise exponentially with time. Now I know that spending even few days normalizing your database decreases total costs of developement process and then to write a program is just to code rules and actions planned during normalization process.

Greetz, Tom.

In reply to Re: The fine art of database programming by tmiklas
in thread The fine art of database programming by gmax

Title:
Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":



  • Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
  • Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
  • Please read these before you post! —
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
    a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
  • Outside of code tags, you may need to use entities for some characters:
            For:     Use:
    & &amp;
    < &lt;
    > &gt;
    [ &#91;
    ] &#93;
  • Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
  • See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
  • Log In?
    Username:
    Password:

    What's my password?
    Create A New User
    Chatterbox?
    and the web crawler heard nothing...

    How do I use this? | Other CB clients
    Other Users?
    Others cooling their heels in the Monastery: (7)
    As of 2014-04-23 19:36 GMT
    Sections?
    Information?
    Find Nodes?
    Leftovers?
      Voting Booth?

      April first is:







      Results (553 votes), past polls