Re: consolidation of multiple rows

From: Jerry Stuckle <>
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2008 21:16:55 -0500
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jgar the jorrible wrote:
> 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.

Sorry, incorrect.

> 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."

Sorry, try again. IBM had a relational database as a commercial product in the late 70's. I don't remember what it was called at the time - but it implemented the SQL language at the time. This later evolved into DB2.

And don't believe everything you read on the internet.

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

I wasn't working on relational databases at the time, but I was working for IBM and familiar with many of their products.

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Jerry Stuckle
JDS Computer Training Corp.
Received on Mon Mar 10 2008 - 21:16:55 CDT

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