Document databases are not new kids on the block. Lotus Notes did this in the early 90’s and Notes’ lead designer was instrumental in the design of CouchDb, Mongo’s main competitor. After maintaining a system for a few years which was developed in Notes I came to realize that there is actual value in the discipline and structure that a schema imposes on you. The problem is that in the absence of a formal schema, the “schema” is an emergent property which is reflected in the code used to manipulate the database, and with years of cruft and customer requests and changes it becomes a difficult mess. There is no clear specification of what is stores where, it is all a bit wishy washy. This leads to a big unmaintainable mess, link rot and a maintenance nightmare.
Pooping is your body’s way to get rid of waste buildup, but some individuals have taken up colon cleansing in an effort to increase this toxin removal. In actuality our body is perfectly equipped to rid itself of its own waste and colon cleansing does little, if any, good . Good bacteria in our digestive tract help us break down our foods and maintain homeostasis. But when we colon cleanse, we also clean these necessary bacteria away. On top of this, colon cleansing can up your chances of seriously injuring your rectal muscles, and may even lead to a blood infection. Regularly taking laxatives without a doctor's advice is also likely to cause similar long-term effects.