What is a database, really?
- Posted: May 31, 2012 at 11:12AM
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Alice wanders down a rabbit hole one day and finds Erik Meijer and Brian Beckman in the C9 studio. What's going to happen? What does she find? There's a plastic mouse, a hard drive, a hammer, database acid, a whiteboard and a couple geniuses in very rare form.
Erikand Brian explain what a database really is... Erik drinks hard drive acid, takes a hammer to a mouse in search of the database it hides (Brian's brawn is also employed in this endeavor), and Brian paints category theoretic expressions on the whiteboard. This isn't what you think it is, Alice. It's much, much more.
Enjoy. You don't want to miss this one.