Chapter 24

Ten Common Mistakes


Bullet Assuming that your clients know what they need

Bullet Not worrying about project scope

Bullet Considering only technical factors

Bullet Never asking for user feedback

Bullet Using only your favorite development environment or system architecture

Bullet Designing database tables in isolation

Bullet Skipping design reviews, beta testing, and documentation

If you’re reading this book, you must be interested in building relational database systems. Face it — nobody studies SQL for the fun of it. You use SQL to build database applications, but before you can build one, you need a database. Unfortunately, many projects go awry before the first line of the application is coded. If you don’t get the database definition right, your application is doomed — no matter how well you write it. ...

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