Date on Database: Writings 2000-2006 by C. J. Date

By C. J. Date

Date on Database: Writings 2000 2006 captures a few of the hottest considering from well known and revered relational database pioneer C. J. Date. recognized for his tenacious security of relational concept in its purest shape, Date tackles many themes which are vital to database pros, together with the variation among version and implementation, facts integrity, facts redundancy, deviations in SQL from the relational version, and masses extra. Date truly and patiently explains the place lots of todays items and practices get it wrong, and illustrates a number of the hassle you will get into should you do not conscientiously imagine via your use of present database know-how. In nearly each box of undertaking, the writings of the founders and early leaders have had a profound impact.

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The document just quoted illustrates this point only too clearly. com, which contains (among other things) numerous ignorant quotes like the one at hand, together with some analysis and deconstruction of those quotes on Fabian’s part. I contribute to that website myself on a fairly regular basis. Since the first edition of Codd and Date we have seen many trends such as 4GLs through to object-oriented databases. Any that have appealed or do you feel they are a flash in the pan? ” For some years Ted and I did have a consulting company called Codd and Date; however, your phrasing suggests we might have collaborated on a book.

And he achieved more in his lifetime than most of us ever will or could, if we had ten lifetimes. Look at the honors he was awarded (and this is only a partial list): • IBM Fellow • ACM Fellow • Fellow of the British Computer Society • Member of the National Academy of Engineering • Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences • 1981 ACM Turing Award • Outstanding recognition award from IEEE • First annual achievement award from IDUG • 2001 Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award from DAMA All thoroughly deserved, of course.

To me it was obvious that the relational model was the right way to go. Looking back, if I’d realized how long it was going to take to get the world at large to agree with that position, I don’t know if I would have been quite so enthusiastic ... Anyway, I began corresponding with Ted at that time, I met him some little while later, and one thing led to another. fm Page 14 Thursday, October 12, 2006 8:08 AM 14 CHAPTER 2 ■ AN INTERVIEW WITH CHRIS DATE In the introduction to your new book (Database in Depth) you write that some things needed to be said again.

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