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Giuseppe Maxia on database normalisation and smoking

by MichaƂ Jarosz on Mar 12, 2009 2:25:48 PM - 6,396 views

New user registers, new set of tables is created in database. We see this database design quite often on phpfreaks forums. And each time we see it, we explain why it is wrong.

No more! From now on we can link to Giuseppe Maxia's blog, where he gives a very graphic description of what will happen to your database if you implement such design.

Read "Normalization and smoking" and drop your habit.


Silverado_ NL Mar 13, 2009 2:28:45 AM

How can u ever live with this design?
I am no database expert, but even i can see the drama here.
creating new table's for each new user OUCH!!!!

saying yes to a cigarette i could understand.
but how people ever got this crazy idea is beyond me.

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