• Computer script THUMB

    To script or not to script, that is the question — for DBAs

    Recently I was asked whether a person pursuing a career as an Oracle database administrator needs to have knowledge of scripting languages. One answer to that question could be no — if the potential DBA is someone who really likes performing the same basic tasks over and over, day in and day out. Said person …

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  • Electric Board

    DBA or Developer? Deciding which one suits you best.

    Editor’s Note: Check out Matthew’s latest DBA Article. On forums and LinkedIn groups dedicated to Oracle certifications, I often see people asking whether they should pursue the Oracle certification track to become a Database Administrator or a developer certification track (either PL/SQL or Java). As a general rule, their question revolves around “Which makes more …

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