To those searching for the truth—not the truth of dogma and darkness but the truth brought by reason, search, examination, and inquiry, discipline is required. For faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction—faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.
A large part of the work of an enterprise system involves handling data. In fact, arguably, that's the only thing an enterprise system really does.
Although this was never really apparent during the era of the two-tier client/server system, the enterprise programmer needs to take care of two kinds of state: transient state, which is not yet a formal part of the enterprise data footprint, and durable state, which needs to ...