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At my previous employer, one of the early decisions that had huge payoffs later was the SQL naming conventions. A good naming convention is more than just a nicety. It lets you write programs that don’t need to be told about the relationships among tables and columns.
There are many ways to do this, I think. But in practice, I think I’ve seen only a few customer systems that have a completely consistent, logical naming convention. And there are levels of convenience; some systems have a couple extra rules that make a big difference.
In this post I’ll explain the components of my ideal naming conventions.Read the rest of this entry »