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So THAT’S who needs a DBA on the payroll!

This company manages to get by without a database administrator for more than five years with hardly anyone seeing that as a problem, reports a pilot fish on the scene."Right up until the system went down for hours after a developer dropped a table from the production environment," fish says. "That's what triggered ...

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How blockchain will underpin the new trust economy

Over the next two years, enterprises are expected to ramp up their efforts to test blockchain technology as part of a new method of establishing trust in a digital economy.New research from consultancy Deloitte LLP shows a "trust economy" is now developing around person-to-person (P2P) transactions enabled by ...

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Throwback Thursday: Who you callin’ a scope creep?

Programmer pilot fish is approached by some of the company's engineers. Can fish whip up a small database to track issues on the manufacturing line as they run tests? Sure, says fish.But before he can get started, a newly hired engineer gets wind of the project. This is too big for one programmer to handle, engineer ...

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At last, a place that really appreciates him!

Freshly hired C++ programmer goes to work in this IT department, and in short order there's just one question on everyone's lips, according to a pilot fish working there: What the heck is it with this guy?"He came into work late every day, grumbling and miserable," fish says. "But after lunch, he was suddenly mellow ...

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