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is this book for newbie?

Vijaya sarathy

Joined: Apr 19, 2006
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Is this book for newbie to re-factoring? I may need to migrate the data in Informix to oracle? Will this book be helpful to me?

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Lasse Koskela

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Vijay, refactoring a database schema is one thing, moving the schema to another database is another. In other words, they're two different tasks performed independently of each other, and using different tools and techniques.

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Christophe Verré

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Yes, as Lasse said, your task is not about refactoring, so may not be treated in the book.

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Adeel Ansari
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Originally posted by Vijaya sarathy:
I may need to migrate the data in Informix to oracle? Will this book be helpful to me?

Whats about refactoring over here?
Scott Ambler
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We don't cover migrating between database vendors in the book.

However, I suspect that part of the migration effort as you describe it will be to fix some of the problems in your current schema. If so, this book will prove incredibly valuable to the folks doing that part of the effort.

- Scott

<a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Scott W. Ambler</a><br />Practice Leader Agile Development, IBM Rational<br /> <br />Now available: <a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Refactoring Databases: Evolutionary Database Design</a>
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