[theforum] weo 2b: to OSS or not?

Jeff Howden jeff at jeffhowden.com
Tue Nov 9 19:43:25 CST 2004


> From: John Handelaar
> I think he meant getting the data, but there's nothing
> available currently to anyone but Jeff as far as I'm
> aware.

Nope, server locked down absolutely as tight as a drum thanks to some
unscrupulous individuals that saw fit to try to cause problems post-move
from Dan.

> > I guess it was migrated *to* Microsoft SQL Server
> > (from MySQL?)

>From Oracle 7.

> From Oracle.   I imagine that, Jeff being a talented
> guy, he may also have made a few changes to the DB
> schema - which while nice in a textbook sort of way,
> could performance-wise almost have been designed to be
> as inefficient as possible.  (Full text of every article
> was stored in the same table as all the other
> article-related data.  Not a nice way to treat any DB
> server.)

First, please explain what you mean in more detail, preferably without the
parenthetical cluttering the explanation.

Second, since when are there really *any* performance issues with a database
that's made up of barely 1,000 records for the articles?

Third, please remind me what qualifies you to make judgments about what
constitutes good db design.

Thank you,

Jeff Howden - Web Application Specialist
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