April 08, 2004
RDBMS in an Agile (OO) Project
Mark Rittman writes a well thought out and interesting piece today on the role of the RDBMS In an Agile Development Project. Definitely worth a read.
As I've touched on before (with a nod to VS Babu) I think the best approach is to use the strengths of your database in combination with the strengths of your programming language. On the continuum between fully object oriented and fully database centric I think that the sweet spot lies somewhere in the middle. If you veer to far to one side or the other then you are doing yourselves (and your customers/users) a disservice.
Of course all of the Java programmers that I used to work with don't agree with me. But then they haven't got me around to make their databases work any more. So I'll just have to keep an eye out and see what they get themselves into.
If you are interested in the meeting of databases and object orientation a good resource is the Agile Data site.
Posted by Andy Todd at April 08, 2004 07:39 PM