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Organizational tools that can help you be a better DBA


Organizational tools that can help you be a better DBA

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I'm a little surprised at the "it's not DBA specific" statements. For those who don't know, yes, this site is focused on SQL Server, but it's not a DBA specific site. We've got developers, ETL experts, data miners, BI guys, report writers... just to name a few.

This article was about managing the flow of information as a part of your job and I think it was very pertinent to the work that we do here. From the article I've already ordered the book Get Things Done from Amazon and I'm looking at the TiddlyWiki stuff (although I'm still more than a bit confused by how I would work that with the existing management tools I have).

You guys need to lighten up. Not every article should be how to squeeze another 3ms out of your query.

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Grant Fritchey (2/20/2009)
I'm a little surprised at the "it's not DBA specific" statements. For those who don't know, yes, this site is focused on SQL Server, but it's not a DBA specific site. We've got developers, ETL experts, data miners, BI guys, report writers... just to name a few.

This article was about managing the flow of information as a part of your job and I think it was very pertinent to the work that we do here. From the article I've already ordered the book Get Things Done from Amazon and I'm looking at the TiddlyWiki stuff (although I'm still more than a bit confused by how I would work that with the existing management tools I have).

You guys need to lighten up. Not every article should be how to squeeze another 3ms out of your query.


I would agree with you if the title had not specifically called out that it was for DBA's: Organizational tools that can help you be a better DBA.

The complaint isn't that the article isn't "DBA specific". The complaint is that the article is not what it claims to be.



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Robert Davis (2/20/2009)

I would agree with you if the title had not specifically called out that it was for DBA's: Organizational tools that can help you be a better DBA.

The complaint isn't that the article isn't "DBA specific". The complaint is that the article is not what it claims to be.


I guess we have to agree to disagree. I thought it was very much directed at better ways to get things done, one dba to another. Seems like a pretty valid point, but I could be wrong.

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Thanks Jason, great article!!!
I like the tiddlywiki, tks man.

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you are very welcome Emiliano.

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Another super useful tool (and wow, wiki integration would just make it perfect) is mind mapping software. A good one is a commercial product called OpenMind2 by MatchWare, but the price is perfect for foss FreeMind which does it all minus a little Office integration.
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