[nycphp-talk] talk Digest, Vol 41, Issue 5

David Krings ramons at
Tue Mar 9 08:39:05 EST 2010

On 3/9/2010 8:19 AM, Mitch Pirtle wrote:
> For the record, the conversation was at ClassMates.Com waaaaaay back
> around 1997. I thought the guy was a total loon. However the more I
> think about it, the more I realize he was just ahead of his time. Back
> then we still needed those integers for all the bazillion JOIN
> operations across tables with more than fifty million rows each... As
> everyone starts to denormalize their data models however, this will
> become a bigger and bigger headache, as all your logic is tied to
> those numbers when all that is really important to YOU is the post's
> title, the user's username, component's name, etc.

So full normalization is no longer the non plus ultra of database design?

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