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Re: [school-discuss] MySQL in classroom
Tom Adelstein wrote:
I do believe I misspoke when I typed "more capable DBMS". MySQL is a
fine DBMS -- we use it ourselves for LAMP applications. I should have
said capable of more SQL (which is quite a bit different than DBMS
engine capabilities). Subqueries, for example, (which are coming in 4.1).
On Sat, 2004-08-21 at 17:38, Dr. Robert G. Rittenhouse wrote:
A bit offtopic and at the risk of starting a flamewar I wouldn't really
recommend MySQL for this role. Prefer to work with a more standard SQL
compliant and more capable DBMS such as SAP DB/MaxDB or perhaps PostgresSQL.
I am going to be teaching a High School computer course this fall,
and one of the components I want to cover is databases and in
particular SQL queries.
I am going to use MySQL for my DB both because it's free and it's
what I already have familiarity with.
Dr. Robert G. Rittenhouse, Chair
Department of Computer Science
McMurry University, Abilene, TX 79697-0968
You don't have to start a flamewar. I'd be happy to do it on your
First, stop dissing MySQL. That will hold the flames off completely.
I work in the field and would be happy to compare credentials. I only
see MySQL and Oracle in use. Where do I see MySQL? In every sector of
the Federal Government, DoD, State and local government, Enterprises, in
small to medium sized business and in education.
The job at hand is apparently teaching SQL. SAP DB (or MaxDB as MySQL
who own it has renamed it), has these SQL capabilities so I'd tend to
prefer it IN THIS ROLE.
I really don't appreciate the personal attack, btw. I don't insult your
employer. It's just a sig (another follows).
Robert G. Rittenhouse * Computer Science Dept,
McMurry University * firstname.lastname@example.org
Abilene TX 79697-0968 * http://cs1.mcm.edu/~rob/