I guess my take on why there aren't so many articles on how to be a Great DBA is that it's a bit of a Catch 22. The Great DBAs are too busy doing
and writing about great things and helping others rather than writing about being great. :-D Brad would be an almost unique exception to that rule.
As a bit of a sidebar, anything after Brad's book would, in fact, be anti-climatic. Chapter 2 of Brad's book is probably the finest and most important take there will ever be on what makes an "Exceptional DBA".
To summarize in a single statement, we have to use what David Poole said many years ago and I quote him regularly... "If you're the first one people seek out for help rather than the last, you're probably an Exceptional DBA".
is pronounced ree-bar and is a Modenism for R
First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code: Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column.
Although they tell us that they want it real bad, our primary goal is to ensure that we dont actually give it to them that way.
Although change is inevitable, change for the better is not.
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