SQL for Application Developers

Mark Adelsberger Databases, Development Technology, Programming Leave a Comment

Attention: The following article was published over 4 years ago, and the information provided may be aged or outdated. Please keep that in mind as you read the post.“SQL? Isn’t that just something my ORM tools use?” Often application developers can and should remain at least one level removed from SQL. JPA and the Entity Framework each provide more abstract …

Mapping Shortest Routes Using a Graph Database

Lou Mauget Databases, Development Technology, Java 11 Comments

Attention: The following article was published over 8 years ago, and the information provided may be aged or outdated. Please keep that in mind as you read the post.We often model interconnected data by cramming it in and out of table structures. Why don’t we simply model interconnected data as … interconnected data? I recently wrote that there are several …

Is NoSQL The SQL Sequel?

Lou Mauget Databases, Development Technology, Opinion 8 Comments

Attention: The following article was published over 8 years ago, and the information provided may be aged or outdated. Please keep that in mind as you read the post.“Can’t we all just get along?”  I assert that the explosion of so-called NoSQL database management systems (DBMS) is not displacing the well-known relational DBMS (RDBMS) that we love and admire. There …