Re: Installing Oracle

From: DA Morgan <>
Date: Sun, 02 Mar 2008 10:29:20 -0800
Message-ID: <> wrote:

> rather

>> people with lacking skills and lacking care.

> In my book this is identical to developers.

If that is the case then one of two things is the issue.

  1. The developers need to be fired or trained because in many shops the developers are as knowledgeable as the DBAs. Dell in Austin Texas, where I was last week, comes immediately to mind. Their entire team is sharp.
  2. The management needs to be fired or trained because they should never have allowed a situation where developers did not have the required skills to be database developers.

If you are willing to tolerate a situation where DBAs are competent and developers are not then, analogously, you are willing to tolerate a situation where judges are competent and attorney's are not ... or surgeons are competent and surgical nurses are not. I find none of these situations tolerable at any level.

> I'm inclined to believe everyone at that company is completely
> clueless with respect to Oracle, and assume it is Sqlserver or Mysql,
> including the OP

I'm inclined to agree. <g>

Daniel A. Morgan
Oracle Ace Director & Instructor
University of Washington (replace x with u to respond)
Puget Sound Oracle Users Group
Received on Sun Mar 02 2008 - 12:29:20 CST

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