On Thu, Jul 4, 2013 at 4:20 PM, Tamara Temple <tamouse.li...@gmail.com>wrote:
> > On Jul 4, 2013, at 8:02 AM, Jim Giner <jim.gi...@albanyhandball.com> > wrote: > > > On 7/4/2013 6:42 AM, Richard Quadling wrote: > >> Hi. > >> > >> I've just had a conversation regarding DB, foreign keys and their > benefits. > >> > >> I was told "I've never worked on a web application where foreign keys > were > >> used in the database". > >> > >> As someone who has spent 25 years working on accounting/epos systems on > MS > >> SQL Server (yep, windows) and now in a web environment and hearing the > >> above, ... well, ... slightly concerned. > >> > >> So, in the biggest broadest terms, what do you lot do? > >> > >> DBs with no foreign keys (constrainted or not). > >> ORM builders with manual definition of relationships between the tables. > >> Inline SQL where you have to just remember all the relationships. > >> Views for simple lookups? How do you handle updatable views (does mysql > >> support them?) > >> etc. > >> > >> Is there a difference in those in 'startups' and web only situations, or > >> those doing more traditional development (split that as you like - I'm > just > >> trying to get an understanding and not go off on one!). > >> > >> No definitive answers, and I hope I get some wide experiences here. > >> > >> Thanks for looking. > >> > >> Richard. > >> > > I"m going to guess that your source of such drivel never learned about > such things. Probably thinks that a 'key' has to be defined as such in the > db, whereas we know what a FK really is. > > > > Don't worry. As a former big iron guy and then a c/s guy and now a > (new) web guy, things haven't changed. > > > > -- > > PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) > > To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php > > > > So, like Jim, I'm just going to speculate your correspondent has never > actually designed anything very interesting. I can't really imagine how one > does not use foreign keys, unless one does the entire relationship mapping > between tables in the source… what a waste that would be. > -- > PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) > To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php > > I completely agree.