May 10, 2012, 10:47 AM
Post #5 of 6
I'm gonna jump on that.
Re: [FishMonger] Inserting data from a tag
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MYSQL is huge, complicated and overkill for most of the situations that people "think" they need to use it for. Yeah it's fine for Gigabytes of data, but some other platforms are better.
Your average blog will probably never exceed 10mb of data (always text) in many years. So I use 2 FFDBs and relate them (via ID) in a few lines of code. Maybe 10-15 years ago single FFDB's were slow, but they were peripheral bound - like 90% of all computing equipment. Nowadays with dual and quad core processors and 7500 - 15,000 rpm drives, means you can process a small FFDB (10mb or less) a ton faster than having to invoke a massive engine like MYSQL. It is plain just not needed except to feed programming arrogance and it is time we got off our high horses and recognized the fact.
If I'd wanted to use SQL, it'd have been SQLite as it is faster, smaller and does everything needed for a blog (even Movable Type does that) - but is still overkill for my purposes.
I came with a simple question and as always with most of these types of forums, it was a waste of time.
If you want to over complicate things, that's your problem and I'm not wasting another second here. I got better things to do.
PS, No doubt people will add furtive little comments, but that's just proving the programming arrogance point I have already made.