Re: How do you like this SQL?

From: Fred Pierce <>
Date: Sun, 16 Dec 2012 13:36:50 -0500
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On Fri, 14 Dec 2012 18:38:06 +0000 (UTC), Mladen Gogala <> wrote:

>On Fri, 14 Dec 2012 09:30:33 -0800, joel garry wrote:
>> Well, if the model is messed up, isn't it kind of useless to blame the
>> developer?
>Well, you have to blame someone and blaming the developer is always a
>good choice. Survival of the fittest developers will eventually raise the
>quality of the applications that they develop. Thus, by blaming the
>developer you are fulfilling an important social function and making the
>applications better. The fittest developers will be able to deflect the
>blame and put it squarely on somebody else, which makes things even more
>interesting, as long as people remember that the DBA is never at fault.


Thank you Mladen. I've passed this on to the poor developer who has foolishly volunteered to replace me as DBA upon my upcoming retirement.

I told her this newsgroup was a good source of info. This proves it.

Fred Pierce -
Easternmost Fred in the U.S. Received on Sun Dec 16 2012 - 19:36:50 CET

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