Re: consolidation of multiple rows

From: jgar the jorrible <>
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2008 14:12:09 -0700 (PDT)
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On Mar 8, 8:02 am, Jerry Stuckle <> wrote:
> DA Morgan wrote:
> > Jerry Stuckle wrote:
> >>> The other really sad part is that they were hired because they were
> >>> "certified".
> >> None of these are "certified", AFAIK.  They were hired for their
> >> knowledge, not because of a piece of paper.  But then they were doing
> >> it long before certifications were around.
> > We've a mixed crowd on this thread ... MySQL, Oracle, and SQL Server
> > so we need to be careful about what we claim and how it will be
> > interpreted by different audiences.
> > MySQL certification?
> ANY certification.  These guys (and gals) have been DBA's much longer
> than MySQL - or even SQL Server - has been around, much less
> certifications for them.  Not sure when Oracle started up.

Well, maybe people in the IBM mainframe world of the '80s didn't want to talk to you about how stupid IBM was for not aggresively following up on their own theorists and let Oracle put out a product first.

You might learn some history, man. "Yes, actually Oracle had an earlier SQL product than IBM. IBM invented the language, but Oracle shipped it first."

Personally, I started working with a relational db in a business environment in early 1981, but it wasn't SQL.


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Received on Mon Mar 10 2008 - 16:12:09 CDT

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