Don’t Do That

Over lunch today, I learned about one of the company’s recent acquisitions.  Here’s the short of it:

  • The production system has between 6k-7k different Access databases (databases, not tables)
  • Since the app creates new databases on the fly, no one is sure which are production dbs

Don’t ever do that.  Please.  And no, I couldn’t make this one up even if I tried. 😉

A Very Poor Object Model Is Really No Object Model At All