Ben Nadel
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Ben Nadel at the jQuery Conference 2010 (Boston, MA) with: Luke Brookhart
Ben Nadel at the jQuery Conference 2010 (Boston, MA) with: Luke Brookhart@lukeb )

Scott

Member since Jul 9, 2013

Recent Blog Comments By Scott

  • Why NULL Values Should Not Be Used in a Database Unless Required

    Posted on Sep 14, 2013 at 2:36 PM

    @Scott DBA, Well, you should feel nostalgic if you were taught correctly. Broad sweeping normalization statement: yes; fueled by theoretical ideals: yes; absolutely always practical in every case: no. Nulls are simply a niggle of mine, not to say allowing them is so bad it's only that they are no... read more »

  • Why NULL Values Should Not Be Used in a Database Unless Required

    Posted on Jul 9, 2013 at 12:28 PM

    You are so spot on! NULLs have their place but NOT in tables--use defaults and/or force real values. Also, in most cases If something could possibly be NULL it should really be in another table. This is NOT an opinion....... read more »