Re: DBA's as idiots

  • From: "Niall Litchfield" <niall.litchfield@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Brandon.Allen@xxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2008 20:59:33 +0100

I agree entirely. The whole tone spoke volumes about people unable to relate
professionally to one another.

I also have some sympathy for the dba who revoked the permissions, since the
defence is not "the permissions granted are those necessary to make the app
work as outlined in this document here" but rather outrage that the dba
responsible for protecting the data had revoked unexplained privs not
granted by him. Of course providing a detailed commented install script was
probably done by said dev, just not mentioned. It couldn't possibly be that
the install script went




On Thu, May 29, 2008 at 7:52 PM, Allen, Brandon <Brandon.Allen@xxxxxxxxxxx>

>  Good stories, but I'd suggest a better approach for the developer in the
> second story in which the DBA is obviously not worthy of the title.  The
> developer should've created a test case complete with trace files to show
> that the query performed better with the index on last name, and then done a
> live demo for the manager making it indisputable.  If the manager doesn't
> respond to such empirical evidence but still blindly sides with the DBA, the
> developer should find a better employer ASAP.  Sneaking behind the manager
> and DBA's backs isn't the right way to go about it.
> Regards,
> Brandon
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Niall Litchfield
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