Database Naming Conventions2013-02-10
I had no idea when I started making slides for this portion of my talk (Bringing Good Design to the Table) at SunshinePHP that this would be such a contentious issue. I should have known in hindsight, but I didn't expect this to be such a holy war. In the future I'll know better and preface this section quite strongly with "my opinion" caveats.
So that being said, I decided to outline those conventions again here. I'm going to try to give more of my reasoning behind the different choices below, to hopefully stem a few of the objections. Then again, nobody likes being told that the way they're doing things is "wrong" so let me again say that this is my opinion. I didn't create this convention and I'm not the only one that uses it, this just happens to be the one I'm most comfortable with. Maybe this will become part of a series exploring the contents of my talk, who knows.