I just discovered Joe Celko's weblog
; it is really
entertaining, at least the 5-6 posts I've read so far!
It seems the "blog" is actually just a collection of questions and Celko's rather, umm, "honest" responses from various newsgroups and forums. An example
Your code is so awful, you even use the "tbl-" prefixes to tell us you
have no idea about RDBMS! You keep converting dates to strings because
you are writing COBOL in SQL and want strings!
Why do your have "CREATE TABLE #tmp_sched" when view would work?
Answer: because magnetic tape files have to be materialized
Why do you spit on ISO-11179 rules and use a "tbl-" prefix? Because
you know only BASIC programming, which needs the prefixes for the one
You write SQL with flags like it was 1950's Assembly language! Flags
in SQL!! Ghod Damn!! Varying length identifiers!? And I loved the way
spit on ANSI/ISO Standards with "SET QUOTED_IDENTIFIER OFF", etc.?
Is this for real or just a parody? I honestly have no idea! (Update: I think maybe it is real
Anyway, I thought that I could be a little blunt sometimes, but this is great stuff!