In my opinion, there’s a lack of respect for databases in the development community. I will present two data points to prove my point, including a MySQL example.
Data Point One
I first went to grad school at Washington State University in the early 80’s. When it came time to pick a Master’s Thesis, I was told, and I quote: “Thy shalt not do your Master’s Thesis on database.” “Database is a dead, full proved, subject.” Tell that to Oracle. Funny how I now work for Oracle. And my PhD thesis is in the area of database.