Re: SQL Server for Oracle DBAs

From: DA Morgan <>
Date: Sat, 31 May 2008 14:56:06 -0700
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Tony Rogerson wrote:

>> I am prevented, for legal reasons, from publishing most of my lab
>> work. But feel free to try it yourself. You may find that what you
>> have been doing is not serving you particularly well. It is just
>> what you've been doing because "that's the way people do it."

> Despite your attempted put downs in the SQL Server forum you don't know
> me from Adam - Morgan; I've a wealth of experience going back over 22
> years in the database arena, I spent the first 5 years of my career
> developing using DB2, CICS and PL/1; yes - the last 14 years just so
> happens to be purely on SQL Server; there is around 6 months of Oracle
> in there; we where one of the first companies to use Oracle Glue in the UK.

Actually you've quite a reputation both here and in the UK. Part of your reputation is technical and part of it is personal. You've been rude, brusque, aggressive, and hostile in many environments and people are not quick to forget unprofessional conduct and the use of insults and obscenities as substitutes for reasoned argument and proof. Once one crosses a certain threshold of uncivil conduct technical expertise is not a mitigating factor.

14 years of SQL Server? I know people with 20+ years of Oracle who I'd be afraid to put in front of a keyboard. Experience <> Expertise.

When you started working on mainframes in 1986 I was in my 15th year. Impressed? I'm not impressed either. So please don't trumpet years of experience breathing air as though it has some special meaning. Do you want to be a respected member of the community or just the guy with the shortest fuse?

Daniel A. Morgan
Oracle Ace Director & Instructor
University of Washington (replace x with u to respond)
Puget Sound Oracle Users Group
Received on Sat May 31 2008 - 16:56:06 CDT

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