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Re: DBA's that tune duhveloper's SQL

From: Daniel W. Fink <>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2003 10:23:59 -0800
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    Most of the places I have worked, one of the tasks of the production dba is to point out bad sql, suggest changes and follow up. It is more of a political than technical issue. The developers don't have to deal with the performance problems, so have little reason to put forth the extra effort to write good code. One of the other issues is that the development database contains data and structures that are not like production. This usually means that something that runs fine in development becomes a resource killer in production.

    Any chance of convincing the Police Service that writing bad code is a chargeable offense?

Daniel W. Fink

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IT - Database (Do Not Use) wrote:

> We have a consultant doing some work at our site and he claims that in
> most shops the DBA's have the responsibility of tuning duhvelopers
> code. I find that hard to believe. I was wondering if maybe I am out
> of most of you also tune all your duhvelopers code??? I
> can see working together with them if there are issue but have the
> responsibility of tuning all developer code....EGAD when would I have
> time to be a DBA. ; )
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