Just a quick one…

Had a meeting request today to get an idea of the different authorisation groups that will be required when in the future we move to a model that carries the authorisation ACL with the data.

This is a part of an ongoing architectural initiative to turn a logic-heavy database effectively into a bit bucket.

I know these things are going on all the time everywhere in a quasi-religious battle.
I know I’ve talked about it before as have many others elsewhere.
I’m sure I resolved to let it wash over me and not to get bothered by it or get sucked into battles I can’t win.

But this is madness this aspiration that this database, probably one of the most expensive bits of this tech stack, should be reduced to a bit bucket at some point in the future.

With the middle tier doing the data joining…

The middle tier doing what should be the set operations in the database in some sort of horrific giant nested loop operation…

And the middle tier doing the data security, which should be right there with the data in the database.

It’s a mad world.

And in today’s economic climate, this can’t be what they mean by “doing more for less”.