Here is a snippet I wrote on the oracle-l list today before I remembered that I’m a blogger now. To see the whole thread in context (potentially including someone telling me I’ve got it all wrong later today or in the future) the subject was OT: sheltered little world i live in -> NODB?
Someone opined about where a DBA would start designing. That person might be right about some DBAs. Here is approximately what I wrote (only fixing some typos and grammar, I think.):
gee whiz. I think people think of me as a DBA. re: “That’s true that DBA would start designing application from database.” (sic.)
Larry Constantine has written some excellent books about information systems design. Many of my ideas are well explained in those books.