March 7-9, 2018
Montreal, Canada

Ruby on Rails Anti-Patterns (How Not to Design your DB)

Join us as we expose database design anti-patterns. We'll model a shoe store and show both a simple design with flaws and more flexible alternatives. We'll discuss how to represent trees, and see that the simplest solution is the hardest to query. We'll explore scenarios where a polymorphic relationship looks like a good choice, but isn't (and one where it is). Learn these pitfalls, and save yourself from sloppy querying and poor performance

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Brad Urani


Brad Urani loves Kafka, Buffalo wings and vintage wristwatches. He believes happiness is a whirring laptop fan and refuses to buy into YAGNI. When not skiing, beating his friends at poker or losing to them at chess, he works as a Principal Engineer at Procore.

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