The East Rand Developer and DBA User Group. This user group is for software developers and database administrators in the East Rand region of the Gauteng province of South Africa. While we are primarily aiming at Microsoft technologies, all developers and DBAs are welcome. We talk about everything related to developers and DBAs from design philosophies to code to architecture to patterns to partitioning.Why developers *AND* DBAs? We need to talk to each other, communicate, share ideas. When both sides of the data fence start communicating effectively, we'll all be able to work better and enjoy our jobs more. We try and help take the pain away.