I will be starting a series of blogs, inspired by a twitter conversion Brent Ozar had with other database folks and the highlights of which he collated as a blog post, titled What Developers Need to Know About SQL Server.
Since these started life on twitter, they are quite short and though Brent briefly expands on some of the tweets, I believe there is value is expanding on them even further, explaining the rationale and thinking behind them.
Though Brent and the conversation are ostensibly SQL Server oriented, many of the points raised are applicable to any relational database – Oracle, MySql, PostgreSQL etc. I plan to mostly deal with these shared points.
Let me know in a comment if there is anything specific you are interested in.