In most organizations, the DBA team is seriously outnumbered by headstrong developers and clock driven managers, and "great" DBAs will often be outnumbered by...well...the not so great. In order to be heard in this environment, a DBA will not only need to be very skilled, but will also need a healthy dose of ego.
In a guest editorial, Rodney Landrum reflects on his career path as a an information-hungry generalist.
Can one generalize from agile techniques of application testing to database testing. Phil isn't entirely convinced that it can do any more that remove the distracting trivial bugs in order to allow testers to concentrate on the important issues
In which Phil Factor attempts to justify his iPhones and iPod Touches as a business expense.
Earlier this week, Jeff Atwood suffered the sort of misfortune we all dread: hard drive failure and no backups. Tony Davis discusses what can be learned from this in terms of the chain of responsibility for an organization's data.