Thursday, March 22, 2007

Primary Keys: IDs versus GUIDs

I need to get a life. This actually made sense to me:
Coding Horror: Primary Keys: IDs versus GUIDs

...You can generate IDs anywhere, instead of having to roundtrip to the database...
The article, comments, and links are a good mini-tutorial on a relatively esoteric aspects of managing data -- how should one generate a unique identifier? This one advantage solves a problem for my work life ...

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