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Re: No longer a programmer

by mpeppler (Vicar)
on May 22, 2007 at 18:35 UTC ( #616829=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to No longer a programmer

Our paths met a few times when you needed some fixes to DBD::Sybase... and it was always enjoyable and interesting, and very much to the point!

Myself I've also drifted away from programing - as a full time production DBA in a pretty large bank there isn't much opportunity at work, and not much time away from work. And after more than 20 years I find it harder to sit down and start a new project...

Michael

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Re^2: No longer a programmer
by tilly (Archbishop) on May 23, 2007 at 05:40 UTC
    I hope you enjoy your life as a DBA. That's a path that was open to me which I considered then decided against.

    I decided against it for a number of reasons. One of them is that the easiest path that was open to me was Oracle-specific. And my sense is that while Oracle is going nowhere for a long time (database lock-in is real), it isn't going new places either. And I just didn't quite feel that being a DBA was a great fit for me.

    But I could change my mind on that. In my next job I'm likely to learn more about the internals of databases, and could still go further in that direction.

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