Various meanings for ‘down’ that I have seen over the years: An email to someone at another company bounced back. Someone forgot his or her password and/or password. A mobile user has poor wireless and/or mobile broadband connectivity. “I’m at the airport…” A mobile user was sitting at home during a power outage. Wish I […]
QA Hates You kingpin and all-around good guy Brian Noggle was recently interviewed by Matt Heusser at softwaretestpro.com. Read the article and listen to the interview here. Update: The podcast will not load unless you’re logged in to site. It’s a free registration, or you can hit BugMeNot.com.
Just realized that we have more database platforms that we support than we have people in the infrastructure team! DB2 9.7 MySQL 5.0 Oracle 10g SAP DB SQL Server 2007 How many different platforms is your team supporting? I’m guessing the most accurate answer is probably, ‘too many!’
As we all know, one of the things that will help you the most in an IT career is an ability to stand back and laugh at the ridiculousness of it all. Whether it’s making fun of programmers, project managers, or “reminiscing” about NetWare crashing and crashing, there’s always something to laugh about in IT. […]
Kevin Closson gives those of us who aren’t pushing a million IOPS several reasons to consider the Sunacle Exadata 2 Database Thingamajig. Unfortunately, Kevin failed to mention a potential downside of having one of these babies.Â Namely, your developers and consultants will assume (even more than they probably already do) that whatever junk code they […]
Am I the only one who thinks it a little entertaining that a bunch of EMC bloggers are going crazy over Oracle not supporting VMware (an EMC subsidiary)?Â Particularly a week after Oracle showed off its new Exadata beast made from the (soon-to-be-Oracle) Sun parts bin? I don’t have a dog in this fight, but […]
The Register is reporting that Larry Ellison has been telling folks that with the pending Sun acquisition, Oracle is positioning itself to become the next, old IBM. My big takeaway is that Oracle has positioned itself as a soup-to-nuts vendor.Â That is, they will be able to sell you every part of the system, from […]