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The curious case of if-then-else

July 20, 2012 by


if-then-else control structures were the most curious and fascinating concept I ever encountered in my early programming days. At the time I was a rather impressionable 11-year old hacking away at a ZX-81 first, a TI-99/4A later, and a CDC 171 (COMPASS anyone?), before discovering the joy of Apple. Still it was an awesome concept: […]

The end of the enterprise architect?

February 6, 2012 by


A few days ago I was catching up with an old and good friend. A formidable enterprise architect (EA) with 20 years of experience my friend was expressing a serious concern about the future of his profession. In his view, new methodologies for software development are delegating EAs to the ash heap of history. Of […]

On noSQL

January 29, 2012 by


As a database designer I consider data integrity, and especially referential integrity to be a sacramental concept in building a schema. I believe that 1-m relationships help us conceptualize and create data sets where duplications and other data entry artifacts are minimized in the first place and can be corrected efficiently when discovered. The advent […]