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Doug Burns

Doug is an Oracle 9i Certified Professional DBA with 17 years experience in a wide range of environments, and has used Oracle versions 6.0 through to 10g on a number of different operating systems. He has developed and taught Oracle PL/SQL, Performance Tuning and DBA courses for Learning Tree International and Oracle UK in the past, and is an active contributor to the UK Oracle User Group. He has written and presented technical papers at conferences in the U.S.A., UK, Europe and Middle East, which are available at his website, and is a member of the Oak Table Network and an Oracle ACE.

What use is a Development DBA?

"I can't help thinking that unless you have a good DBA on a development team and use him or her as a consultant on all database matters, we're all losing out. I end up having work thrown at me that I could teach a trainee to do, which is a waste of my talents, and the development team's database skills might be 'good enough' but could be so much better." Doug Burns assesses the role of the Development DBA and its increasing importance to the success of software projects. Read more...

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