Thursday, February 2, 2012

ORDBMS and Reusable Design: Why PostgreSQL on Your (Next) Project

One of the classic songs during the British invasion of America through music is "I'm Henry the Eighth, I Am" by the Herman's Hermits. The main character of the song is a man named Henry about to marry a widower who married seven times before. All the groom she married were named Henry. Probably the lady in the song found some particular trait(s) found in every Henry she met.

I hope you'd allow my fancy for the moment and share the perspective when we take the case of Object-oriented Programming (OOP) and Object Relational Database Management Systems (ORDBMS), given that, like Henry the Eighth in relation to his bride's previous husbands, they have the same first name. Would it be possible that design and/or code reuse, one of the great tenets of Object-oriented programming be applicable to Object relational database systems? Am I dragging your leg? Read on and find out.