Programming database is one of the most tasks given to database-oriented programmers. Below are 10 best practices that database programming can utilize:
1. Always use the 3rd normal form (3NF) when developing a database because it makes database management easier and more efficient.
2. Isolate each database table into separate database tables, ensuring that data from a single table will be normalized fully. Don’t put the same information in different places! This allows for much easier updates and maintenance as well as greater ease of modifying what you need to modify later on down the line without affecting any other fields also located in this table or tables related to the said field(s).
3. Make sure your database structures follow business rules, not database rules.
4. Avoid using direct SQL queries in database-oriented applications, instead use stored procedures to benefit from the ability to hide database implementation details and reuse application code easily
5. Keep database-independent business logic separated from database access code and stored procedures so that changes in the database don’t require changing business or stored procedure code.
6. Only use passive voice when talking about databases because active voice adds unnecessary noise to the article which doesn’t help your audience better understand your topic.
7. Utilize different foreign keys for each unique situation where a foreign key is needed to ensure true data normalization and an easier way of adding new indexes later on down the line without affecting any other database structures.
8. Make database application security mandatory because it makes database management easier and more efficient.
9. Keep database-oriented applications simple, straightforward, and always focused on doing one thing well because that’s what you should do when writing database-oriented software!
10. There are no other best practices besides the ones listed above for programming databases so there is nothing else to put here! As long as you follow these 10 best practices your database application will be easy to manage and maintain over time which will make data structure management easier and more efficient for whoever ends up having to manage your code later down the line…that means you! Follow all of the best practices mentioned in this article if you don’t want to be managing database structures and database management for the rest of your life.