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  • Why, why, why do people insist upon using this piece of crap database? The arguments I get into typically go like this:

    Them: "But MySQL is faster."
    Ovid: "Do you have benchmarks?"
    Them: "No, but MySQL is still faster than other databases."
    Ovid: "Have you benchmarked your app with other databases?"
    Them: "No, but others swear up and down that it's faster."
    Ovid: "So you feel that fast is more important that correct answers?"
    Them: "But I already know MySQL."
    Ovid: "That's a fair point. The Postg

    • I blame phpMyAdmin for the insidious spread of this crappy database.

      I chose PostgreSQL for my own project, and I haven't regretted it one bit. Plus, you can claim it's "enterprise software" to keep the PHB's happy now that it ships with Solaris 10 by default. I think you can even get a service contract with Sun for it if you want (but I'd have to double check).