J Street Buzz
May 1, 2018

I've been buzzing around the world speaking at Microsoft Access events, but I still have time for this newsletter!  Here's what is on my mind.

President Armen Stein has earned the Microsoft MVP Award every year since 2006. That tells you something about his passion for technology.

The Inertia of Names

"Names have inertia.  Once a system is deployed, changing names is much more difficult." ~ Armen Stein

The name of something is very important, for clarity and consistency.  This is especially true when designing a database system and naming items including tables, fields, and labels.  The names you choose are difficult to change later!

That is why we take great care in naming items when designing and building custom systems.  We start with best practices and standards for naming the structures, and we make sure that we use clear, consistent, and useful names.  Spending the extra time up front pays off later.

We've all seen systems where fields are misused to store different kinds of data, or labels that don't accurately describe their values.  Those problems make those systems hard to understand and give users a perception of poor quality. 

Bottom line: We make sure to name things correctly (both visible and under the covers) in your database application so that your application is high-quality and will last a long time.

Contact us for a free consultation - we're here to help you!


Did You Know?

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Meet The Team: Joe Kane

Software Design Analyst

Joe evaluates our clients’ business needs and collaborates with our development team to design powerful, intuitive applications.

What else? Joe’s other interests include books, photography, road cycling, and architecture.

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