Having multiple ways to achieve a task is something we all enjoy as developers and DBAs. We find, develop and learn new ways to do things better and faster all the time. At the risk of starting a debate, I am curious on others opinions or practices when it comes to Stored Procedures and Triggers. To use them or not versus code based functions ? Best case use versus worst case use? There is no real wrong answer here as it depends on your development application. Certainly some lean one way over another and there are more than enough valid reasons on both sides of the debate. Here are couple of my thoughts on the topic.... I come from the dot.com bubble era , and from that I rarely use stored procedures or triggers. Back then PHP was still new, Perl dominated websites with the cgi-bin and MySQL did not have stored procedures or triggers. Thank goodness [Read more...]
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