• Subject: Re: Externalize DB/IO (was What Counts as Technically Slick?)
  • From: Rob Dixon <rob.dixon@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2001 10:49:32 +0100
  • Organization: Erros plc

John


> I've heard you describe various parts of your architecture before, and it
> does sound intriguing. In fact, the way that you seem to have reduced all
> data relationships down to entity types and their attributes reminds me of
> something called the Universal Data Model, which I read about years ago in a
> book by David C. Hay called Data Model Patterns - Conventions of Thought.

Thanks for telling me about this - I will see if I can get hold of a copy.

> Interesting stuff for sure, but I doubt many people would "get it" by
> reading bits and pieces on a mailing list. Sounds like you have some good
> material for an eBook.

As long most people don't understand that there is another, radically different,
way of doing things, I don't think there will be many takers, particularly as
most people have been brought up to the idea that, to make a computer undertake 
a
particular task, you have to code or generate a program, even though this is not
necessary. However, my web site does describe the fundamentals of the
architecture.

> John Taylor
> Canada
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Rob Dixon" <rob.dixon@erros.co.uk>
> To: <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2001 15:03
> Subject: Re: Externalize DB/IO (was What Counts as Technically Slick?)
>
> > John
> >
> > The above roughly describes the way I use and it has stood me in good
> stead since
> > System/38 days.
> >
>
> <SNIP>
>
> >
> > It might not be every one's way of doing it but it requires virtually no
> > maintenance and has excellent performance.
> >
>
> <SNIP>
>
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Best wishes

Rob
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