Why You Should Use Referential Integrity in Your Web Application

When you build a database backed application it’s paramount that you keep your data in a sane state. The vast majority of the value our customers gain from our applications is in the data itself. Without it we’re left with a collection of nice, but empty pages. We need to be aware of this since it’s easy to create cracks in which errors slip through, leaving us with a mess of orphaned records and other messy data.

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