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Creating your MySQL Database: Practical Design Tips and Techniques by Marc Delisle

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Naming Recommendations

Here we touch a subject that can become sensitive. Establishing a naming convention is not easily done, because it can interfere with the psychology of the designers.

Designer's Creativity

Programmers and designers usually think of themselves as imaginative, creative people; UI design and data model are the areas in which they want to express those qualities. Since naming is writing, they want to put a personal stamp to the column and table names. This is why working as a team for data structure design necessitates a good dose of humility and achieves good results only if everyone is a good team player.

Also, when looking at the work of others in this area, there is a great temptation to improve the data elements names. Some ...

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