An argument against defaulting to auto-increment primary keys

Shannon Griswold Databases, Java 11 Comments

Attention: The following article was published over 7 years ago, and the information provided may be aged or outdated. Please keep that in mind as you read the post.The de-facto “easy” primary key for ages has been the auto-incrementing integer. Upon insertion of a new record, the database simply increments a counter for the table and uses the new value …