Tag Archives: career

What Helps You Learn?

There was a post recently asking how to train a junior DBA. What tasks do you give them, how to get them productive, etc. The responses were interesting, but I was struck by one note from a person that is … Continue reading

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The 10X Programmer

Is there such a thing as a 10x programmer? It’s an interesting idea, and one that is discussed from a few perspectives in this Q&A. There’s some talk about how to define “x” as well as the idea that the … Continue reading

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Data Science Education

One of the good skills to have for a data professional is how to analyze data. Most of us could learn more about data science and data analysis for some aspect of our jobs. We are data professionals, so we … Continue reading

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Impressive Accomplishments

This editorial was originally published on February 15, 2013. It is being republished as Steve is out of the office. Most of us have had an interview or two in our lives. We’ve had to assemble a resume or CV, … Continue reading

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NCAs and NDAs

This editorial was originally published on Mar 12, 2008. It is being re-run as Steve is on holiday. It’s getting close to March Madness, but this editorial has nothing to do with basketball. I saw a career newsletter recently that … Continue reading

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The Future for Database Administrators

I’ve been working in technology for over 25 years. As I look forward in time, I suspect I have less time left in a data professional career than I’ve already experienced. That’s fine, and while I don’t plan on retiring … Continue reading

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A Slower Job

I noticed that my company, Red Gate Software, was looking for a support engineer in our CA office awhile back. It’s a good job, and while the salary is lower than that which experienced SQL Server professionals might make elsewhere, … Continue reading

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The Remote DBA

I’ll start this week with a question, which I hope some of you answer in the discussion: would you like to, or do you, work at home the majority of the time? I remember when I worked in a company … Continue reading

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Triple Check Your Restores

I used to work at a nuclear power plant. Not really in the plant, but as a network administrator in the building next door to the plant. Probably a good thing since I struggled to get to work on time … Continue reading

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The RGE

I first heard this little acronym from Grant Fritchey (b | t). He used it when talking about backups and restores, and I like it. However I realize that I’ve never actually noted what it is, so a short blog … Continue reading

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