Monday, August 5, 2013

Mr. Cruikshank weighs in, again

My colleague, data centric programming guru, and long time friend Dan Cruikshank recently weighed in on the importance of identifying, assembling and using a proper database team.  He's talking about people - skilled folks to get the job done.  He's not talking about a new database management system.  You've got one sitting right there in IBM i (and it's likely not being used to full potential because you don't have the right team in place - just saying).

The article is worth a read.

It's important to share the article with others up, down and across the org chart.

The sooner you do this, the better.

The article can be found here.

And please let me know what you think of it.

Hey, thanks Dan and Dan!


  1. I agree with the idea that there should be a team in place who are responsible for the care and feeding of the database. I agree that moving forward is nigh impossible without a modern database design. I also agree that a modern database design demands modern tooling. What I missed in this article is the necessary spirit of cooperation between the DB team and the APP team.

    As for the rest of the article... I can't tell if it was poor editing, a feeble attempt at humour or old fashioned condescension on display. Invoking Hernan Cortes was the perfect way to recall how employers treated their staffs in the days of the sweatshops. I'll leave it at that.

  2. Great article. It's been shared in our organization and is already creating some burning discussion.