Yes, that is very true Darrel, but to be a decent data-driven developer you
must have at least a moderate understanding of databases. If you don't then
sooner or later you will fall over. That is my point.
Too many new learners treat the database as an afterthougt and don't realise
how important it is for their application to work well. The spectrum is
broad and yes, it's impossible to gain expertise in all, but a good
grounding in database essentials is essential if you want to develop
"darrel" <notreal@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>> A good developer will have at least a fair grasp of database technologies
>> because he/she has taken the time to learn about it and then used that
>> knowledge to gain experience, and while they may not be DBA standard,
>> they know what they need to know and understand it.
>> A crap developer doesn't. End of story!
> The spectrum of skills to be a good web developer is broad. Way to broad
> for anyone to truly be an expert in all.
> That said, all good web developers should have a basic understanding of it
> all. From DB Schema to Font Styles. From CSS standards to Server Config
> Me, I'm a really good generalist. I know enough to be dangerous in all
> areas. ;o)