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Ron Dameron

Ronald Dameron is a Senior Database Administrator for the largest life insurer in the United States. With almost 20 years of IT experience he has worked on a wide range of environments to include: mainframes, Oracle on Amdahl's Unix variant UTS, Sybase on AIX and Microsoft SQL Server since version 7. He is most comfortable with Microsoft SQL Server as a database developer and DBA. He is currently exploring how PowerShell can simplify his life as a DBA and the new features of SQL Server 2005. In his spare time, he enjoys rescucitating old PC hardware with Ubuntu Linux. To stay sane during his busy days at work, he practices the Yang style of Tai Chi or Power Yoga every morning. He feeds the hungry masses at his house with his Weber Kettle grill or the recipes of Rachel Ray.

Why This SQL Server DBA is Learning Powershell

Ron describes how he decided to study Powershell as a single scripting system to automate all the common repetitive server tasks. He concludes that time spent learning PowerShell is time well spent, and that it can help a great deal in understanding the .NET Framework Read more...

Comparing Python and PowerShell DBA Scripting

Just when it seemed that there were were no adequate scripting systems for DBAs that could access .NET, along came two. Powershell and Python. Read more...

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