Monday, 10 March 2008

SQL Induced Brain Death

It isn't too often I find myself praising Microsoft's software, but when it comes to SQL, Microsoft's admin tools reign supreme (although MySQL's tools are catching up).

Sadly, today I've been using Sybase's SQL server, which although it is a good database product, it stinks big time when it comes to the management tools.

So this afternoon has felt a bit like stepping back in time ten years, to a time when all SQL code was written by hand instead of dragging links in a graphical environment, and testing the results meant exporting a text file for another program to deal with.


This makes dealing with complex queries more of a hassle than it needs to be, and accounts for the feeling of brain death that I'm now enjoying.

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