Re: Career questions: databases
Date: Sun, 01 Jul 2007 23:55:03 -0700
> I'm really perplexed here. I never on heaven or earth could have ever
> imagined a single word I used could have spawned all this...
Words have meaning and since this isn't a conversation where we can read facial expressions we are left with nothing but the literal word.
Who really cares, anyway, as long as (as Neil points
> out) I (or anyone claiming to be proficient in any particular area)
> manages to get a job done?
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r.part_num := r.part_num * 10; INSERT INTO child VALUES (r.part_num, r.part_name);
> We're all developers here, some good, some
> bad; but in the end all that matters if we can deliver or not.. and
> how (i.e. timeliness, accuracy, quality, interface, stability..). I
> guess it's the "how" part here in the argument that's raising all the
Again I disagree. What matters after one passes the test for minimal competency is does it meet the SLA. Is it secure, for example from SQL Injection, does it minimize disk i/o, does it minimize parses, does it minimize undo. These are not things done by those who consider SQLCODE = 0 a success.
> Let's be frank and admit that avid developers are more often
> perfectionists than not. We have to be on the top of the game, we have
> to be top-notch;
> So adhering to that philosophy, how do you classify proficiency or
> expertise? I can't.
> There are zillions of people alive and kicking who can know everything
> by the book and deliver flawless code if given the chance...
-- Daniel A. Morgan University of Washington damorgan_at_x.washington.edu (replace x with u to respond) Puget Sound Oracle Users Group www.psoug.orgReceived on Mon Jul 02 2007 - 08:55:03 CEST