Jason Starts a Flame War :-)

My [http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/redirect?link_code=as2&path=ASIN/1590595475&tag=zillablog-20&camp=1789&creative=9325 co-author] [http://blogs.apress.com/?author=17 Jason Gilmore]’s article about [http://searchopensource.techtarget.com/originalContent/0,289142,sid39_gci1172668,00.html?bucket=NEWS common misconceptions people have about PostgreSQL] has really [http://www.digg.com/software/Five_reasons_why_you_should_never_use_PostgreSQL_–_ever touched a nerve]. I haven’t seen a flamewar like this in some time. The funny thing is that Jason is no PostgreSQL zealot; he likes it well enough, but also likes mysql plenty enough, having authored numerous articles about it as well, and I would generally consider him pretty database agnostic. My favorite quote so far was this one on digg:
This article MUST be a joke, the reasons given are so ridiculous, all I see is a big advertisment for Oracle…
There were a number of other interesting things mentioned, a little much to go into them now, but some would include the number of people complaining about the name “PostgreSQL”, people complaining that there is no autoconfiguration tool, and people complaining that they don’t want to give time to a bsd project because companies will steal thier code. All things to think about, all possible future topics for the blog… but for now, I’m off to [http://developers.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06/03/14/2112210 read more flames]. [[image /xzilla/templates/default/img/emoticons/smile.png alt=”:-)” style=”display: inline; vertical-align: bottom;” class=”emoticon” /]]