Sep 28

Open Source Rant

%98 of my time I spend as an Oracle DBA. I am not limited just to Oracle though. I have used mySQL and SQL server extensively. Something that always drives me crazy about mySQL is the documentation. It is horrible. The fact that it is done as an open forum where people post and try and provide information is a big red flag to me. Just trying to figure out how a simple command works is incredibly frustrating. It assumes you know what you are doing. I do know what I am doing, but can still get tripped up when they don’t provide command flow diagrams. I can’t imagine how frustrating trying to use mysql must be for a more average user.

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