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Data Design Is Not Optional

June 10, 2013 by Justin Hay

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Data modeling is a critical part of the development of any information system. It enforces certain rules on the information – such as ensuring that customer identifiers are never duplicated, that no account exists without a customer to own it, and that all the information about a customer has been filled in.[read more]

Data Design Matters

December 28, 2012 by Bob Lambert

As important as it is, data modeling has always had a geeky, faintly impractical tinge to some. I’ve seen application development projects proceed with a suboptimal, “good enough”, model. The resulting systems might otherwise be well-architected, but sometimes strange vulnerabilities emerge that track directly to data design flaws.[read more]