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Ben Nadel at CFUNITED 2010 (Landsdown, VA) with: Scott Stroz and Vicky Ryder and Ray Camden and Todd Sharp
Ben Nadel at CFUNITED 2010 (Landsdown, VA) with: Scott Stroz ( @boyzoid ) Vicky Ryder ( @fuzie ) Ray Camden ( @cfjedimaster ) Todd Sharp ( @cfsilence )

Working Code Podcast - Episode 139: New Tables vs New Columns

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Early on in my career, my default behavior was to add new database columns to any existing table that felt "similar enough" in nature. After years of evolving an application, however, this has lead to relatively wide tables with only a loose sense of cohesion. More recently in my career, I've started to err on the side of creating new tables in order to house new columns. While this approach adds complexity in some ways, it also reduces complexity in other ways and creates a more clearly defined data model. Or, so I hope.

All that and more on this week's show:

... featuring these beautiful, beautiful people:

With audio editing and engineering by ZCross Media.

For the full show notes and links, visit the episode page. And, be sure to follow the show and come chat with us on Discord! Our website is workingcode.dev and we're @WorkingCodePod on Twitter and Instagram. New episodes drop weekly on Wednesday.

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