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The Giving Back Workload


The Giving Back Workload

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Funny... I just read the WIKI article on the subject of RTFM and they don't know what the origin is. I don't either but the first time I heard it was way back in '71 right after I got out of boot camp. Seems like the military was the source for a lot of colorful expressions that "civies" never even heard of.

For example, I nearly died laughing when Harvard Graphics came out with their advertising campaign based on "For your next dog and pony show". "Civies" just don't have a clue about that one.

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Coming from SQL Server, I got very frustrated by the Oracle community when trying to start administering one of those databases. I couldn't understand why their community was so much less helpful than the SQL Server community. Very annoying to get a response to a specific question that just says "Did you read the documentation?" with a link to an 80 page document - especially when most of the documentation is written for Linux and I was managing a database in Windows.
With all the great resources for SQL Server out there, it is a great time to be a SQL Server DBA.


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recently the most annoying thing I'll hear from people online is that I "google" whatever they made a reference to. It is particularly useless now that google personalizes search results.
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This is a timely editorial, coming on the heels of a recent one of yours where you gave a breakdown of how you spent your time -- number of trips, speaking engagements, and, most importantly in my view, number of volleyball tournaments of your daughter that you attended. I thought to myself that you had an upside down life and what would be most important to me showed up lowest on your 'time spent on...' list. When you are 85 (hoping you make it that far), do you suppose you'll look back and say 'if only I had worked a little harder, spoken at a few more conferences, written another book...' I doubt it.
But this is all very personal, and what is important to one person is less important to another.



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In my experience, PostgreSQL has the most helpful, supportive, and welcoming community of any software I've used. MySQL is basically a burning trash heap -- and so is the community around it. Wink

SQL Server isn't bad, but the local group seems a little cold to me, hard to break in, and I've had a really hard time finding good resources for the 70-462 exam beyond the official book, which I find incomplete compared to the practice exam.

The other community I've spent a lot of time in is the Perl community, which isn't bad overall, but does have a few bad apples / missing stairs.

I've stuck a toe in a few others, but nothing made me stick around.
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cmullican - Friday, January 4, 2019 11:33 AM
In my experience, PostgreSQL has the most helpful, supportive, and welcoming community of any software I've used. MySQL is basically a burning trash heap -- and so is the community around it. Wink

SQL Server isn't bad, but the local group seems a little cold to me, hard to break in, and I've had a really hard time finding good resources for the 70-462 exam beyond the official book, which I find incomplete compared to the practice exam.

The other community I've spent a lot of time in is the Perl community, which isn't bad overall, but does have a few bad apples / missing stairs.

I've stuck a toe in a few others, but nothing made me stick around.

I've had similar experiences with my local group. Sorta sad because I've been attended on and off since 1999.

Have you tried the MariaDB groups or do you just consider them part of the MySQL community?

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robert.sterbal 56890 - Friday, January 4, 2019 11:47 AM
cmullican - Friday, January 4, 2019 11:33 AM
In my experience, PostgreSQL has the most helpful, supportive, and welcoming community of any software I've used. MySQL is basically a burning trash heap -- and so is the community around it. Wink

SQL Server isn't bad, but the local group seems a little cold to me, hard to break in, and I've had a really hard time finding good resources for the 70-462 exam beyond the official book, which I find incomplete compared to the practice exam.

The other community I've spent a lot of time in is the Perl community, which isn't bad overall, but does have a few bad apples / missing stairs.

I've stuck a toe in a few others, but nothing made me stick around.

I've had similar experiences with my local group. Sorta sad because I've been attended on and off since 1999.

Have you tried the MariaDB groups or do you just consider them part of the MySQL community?

I haven't used MariaDB, so I have no experience with that community. On the technical side, it's been a couple of years since I looked at it, but as far as I recall, it didn't seem significantly better than MySQL.

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cmullican - Saturday, January 5, 2019 12:37 AM

I haven't used MariaDB, so I have no experience with that community. On the technical side, it's been a couple of years since I looked at it, but as far as I recall, it didn't seem significantly better than MySQL.

I was hoping the community was better, not the software. I really got upset with the way Oracle bought and then hurt the open source products it acquired.

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