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Charles Cherry

Member since Oct 16, 2017

Recent Blog Comments By Charles Cherry

  • Patterns Of Enterprise Application Architecture By Martin Fowler

    Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 10:43 AM

    @Ben, That is absolutely a situation where UUIDs would have made perfect sense. In the world that I program in, though, that kind of thing has never happened, and I've been doing business application development for nearly thirty years. This might be the future of applications, though, so I would ... read more »

  • Patterns Of Enterprise Application Architecture By Martin Fowler

    Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 6:57 PM

    @Ben, If I have anything to say about it, we use an auto-generated integer key (Identity key in SQL Server). Simple and to the point, and easy to type when doing development and testing. I dislike using UUIDs (or GUIDs as I call them) for database keys. They are too long, too unwieldy, and take up ... read more »

  • Patterns Of Enterprise Application Architecture By Martin Fowler

    Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 11:11 AM

    I really appreciate your honesty. When I read (mostly read, sometimes just skimmed) that book, much went over my head, too. But rarely do you see a developer admit as much in a public forum. It's very refreshing. Also, I have long been a proponent of non-natural (meaningless) keys for RDBMS records... read more »