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Re: max open cursors case

From: Jared Still <>
Date: Wed, 09 Apr 2003 09:19:38 -0800
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Well, I think it's a little too strongly worded to include in a FAQ.


On Wednesday 09 April 2003 09:43, Jamadagni, Rajendra wrote:
> I couldn't put it in better words ... Jared, do you mind if we move this to
> the FAQ ... do I hear anyone seconding this motion?
> Raj
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> Jayadas,
> Welcome to the list.
> Before you start denigrating the many fine folks on this list,
> you might hang around awhile and get to know them.
> If you had, you would realize that this is not a DBA only list, and
> that there many excellent developers on this list.
> I've worked with some excellent developers, and believe me, it
> is truly a joy. I've also worked with some real morons, those whose
> only incentive for getting into IT was their discovery of the
> IT manpower shortage and that it payed better than their then
> current employment as a barista.
> Those morons are derisively referred to as duhvelopers, a
> condescending pejorative for which I will offer no apology.
> What makes an excellent developer? Some or all of the following
> qualities are highly indicative of an excellent developer, at least
> from a DBA perspective. Their are many other things they need to
> know as well, but I'll limit to the DBA/Developer interface.
> Many of these qualities apply to excellent DBA's as well.
> * a willingness to learn
> * acknowledging that you can learn from others
> * fair amount of knowledge of RDBMS's ( or willing to learn )
> * knows what normalization is and the purpose behind it
> * does not stubbornly try to reinvent the database in his or her code
> * knowledge of data modeling
> * is willing to let the DBA do his or her job
> * does not treat the database as a black box
> * does not instantly blame the database for performance problems
> ( this can save them great embarrassment later )
> * understands why foreign key constraints are a good thing.
> There's more, but this covers the highlights, at least IMO.
> Jared

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