Hooray for Data Structures… Where Are They?
The Key-Value Pair is my favorite programming tool. Most SQL type databases lack this feature in it simplest form. Some would argue, “Well that’s because databases don’t need dah-blah-dee-blah-blah…” Well, if they don’t need it I don’t need to write this post. :p
How many times have you found yourself asking “Why isn’t there at least simple array support!?” When you don’t want the overhead of creating a table, or a temporary table, simple data structures really do come in handy (hint, hint, nudge, nudge to all the companies producing database software with stored routine support). …[Read more...]