The SQL Language’s Most Missing Feature

SQL is also awesome in many ways. We can write out the most complex truths and facts and have the database tell us the answer in no time. But the SQL language is arguably the most beautiful programming language out there. It has so many caveats that people like me get ridiculously rich selling consulting services … Continue reading The SQL Language’s Most Missing Feature

MySQL Bad Idea #666

MySQL... We've blogged about MySQL before. Many times. We've shown bad ideas implemented in MySQL here: MySQL Bad Idea #384MySQL Bad Idea #573 But this beats everything. Check out this Stack Overflow question. It reads: "Why Oracle does not support 'group by 1,2,3'?". At first, I thought this user might have been confused because SQL … Continue reading MySQL Bad Idea #666