Throwback Thursday: Shh! Don’t tell!

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Pilot fish gets a new job where one of her first assignments is to design a database-oriented application.

“I’m not permitted to create any tables or keys,” says fish. “I have to submit it to our database admin, who will take care of it when he gets around to it.

“I soon learn that, at this company, they spell DBA G-O-D.”

Fish sends DBA her tables, their links and recommended indexes. DBA accepts the table design, but tells fish that the data will be indexed by first, middle and then last name.

That won’t work, fish tells him; the lookup key is by last

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