For the Better Developer: Notes

What to expect from “For the Better Developer” series

I want to be clear about the target and the scope of the “For the Better Developer” series.

The articles doesn’t want to be 100% precise, but the aim is to give you, the developer, who understand how important in today work is the ability to manipulate data, a good knowledge on how to use some features and not how they really work behind the scenes. I hope that you will be interested in learning how things works and the section “for those who want to know more” you can find at the end is there with that specific purpose in mind. But again it doesn’t really make sense to dive really deeply in how things works since there are a lot of extremely good book and articles and documentation and white papers that already do this. My objective is to give you enough information to

  • help you in your work
  • spark in you the will to know more

so sometimes I have to simplify things in order to make them consumable

  • by everyone, especially those who doesn’t have a deep database background yet
  • in just a bunch of minutes, since you’re probably reading this while at work, and you surely have some work to deliver within a deadline that is always too near

The article in the series assumes that you already have a basic practical knowledge of a database. For example you know how to create a table and how to query it.

The section “for those who know more” is created for those who already something more deep about database and that found simplifications in the article too…simple. Here I explain and clarify the topics I had to simplify a lot, sometimes even maybe telling a lighter version of truth, in order to make it easily accessible to everyone. But truth needs to be told, and in this section is where I tell it.