DATABASE DEBUNKINGS announces the launch of a series of originally written articles that will focus on major fundamental data management issues and their practical implications that are not addressed or are distorted by the industry, have not been sufficiently or properly clarified, and/or are widely misunderstood. The papers will strive to be “definitive” statements of the current state of database science.

Some topics will be chosen from the questions/comments/requests we regularly get from readers, and may be in-depth treatments of issues raised in our regularly posted exchanges and weekly quotes

On occasion they will cover new technology/product developments that are sound applications of data and relational fundamentals, or violations thereof. For example, we intend to issue papers on subjects such as XML, Alphora’s D4 – an implementation of Tutorial D, the relational language proposed by Date and Darwen in The Third Manifesto – and the TransRelational ModelTM, the new, radical implementation technology for truly relational DBMSs (TRDBMS).

The first two papers are available now:

  • #1A, #1B: WHAT FIRST NORMAL FORM REALLY MEANS - Parts 1 and 2 by C. J. Date
  • #2: WHAT FIRST NORMAL MEANS NOT! by Fabian Pascal

For details on pricing, ordering and requirements, visit the site _12.htm.

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