But what about the database?

Nov 13, 2008 at 11:54 PM
Thank you for providing this helpful document. One area I see that is missing has to do with how to design the application database. Today developers are wearing many hats, doing things that only DBAs and IT staff used to do. I started a discussion on how to design a modular database for a modular application. I'd love to see some meaningful feedback to this important question. It's located at “patterns & practices: Data Access Guidance”, which is here: http://www.codeplex.com/dataguidance/Thread/View.aspx?ThreadId=39883.
Jan 14, 2009 at 9:00 PM

Thank for the link.  We agree that database design is certainly important.  However at 387 pages, we had to draw the line somewhere. Proper database design is a huge topic in itself.  
I've passed on this feedback to p&p management for either a KB topic on this site or perhaps more guidance in the future.