Databasen - Revisited

Dave Hodgkinson davehodg at
Thu Oct 19 21:44:33 BST 2006

On 19 Oct 2006, at 21:31, chromatic wrote:

> On Thursday 19 October 2006 00:56, Jonathan Stowe wrote:
>> On Thu, 2006-10-19 at 01:25 +0100, Paul Makepeace wrote:
>>> You guys are out of date, MySQL is a pretty decent db now.
>> It's still called MySQL and it's still the blind choice of open  
>> source
>> fanboys and fangirls everywhere ....
> Might I recommend Ingres or Firebird, then?  Surely their relative
> unpopularity must be inversely proportional to their quality.

I remember taking delivery of an Ingres installation and it came
on a palette. OK, so once we'd de-duped the manuals and got rid
of crap we didn't care about (form builders, 4GL crap etc) the docs
were still a good couple of shelves full. Including a very, very
good intro to SQL in general.

Sybase is still the database for Real Men(tm) though.

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