For best results, write your own ad-hoc data representation

Saturday 27 May 2006

This may sound heretical in these days of standards for everything, but I’ve had the best successes by designing my own ad-hoc data formats. Rather than adopting (or worse, adapting) a standard to fit your purposes, you should create your own data representation. It will give you the best fit for the problem at hand.

Read Own your data: ad-hoc representations.

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