Jobs change over time, and database administrator jobs are no different. In this 35 minute recorded Twitch livestream (my first ever!) I talk about threats to DBA jobs and the related opportunities.
It’s been a few months since I published an episode of Dear SQL DBA. I like the idea of doing future episodes with livestreaming on my Twitch channel, so I’m hoping to make this a regular thing again. The audio in this episode isn’t perfect, but I reminded myself that perfect is the enemy of good, and that sometimes it’s OK to be imperfect: people will choose if they want to listen or not. But I’ll work on getting audio quality back up in the next episode for sure.
In this 20 minute session, I define scrum, continuous deployment, test driven development, DevOps, and related concepts. I close with a quick discussion of why Database Administrators and Developers should care about DevOps.
So you’ve got an employee agreement in front of you: now what? In this episode, I talk about practical steps you should take to make sure that you understand the terms of your contract, and how to potentially negotiate the terms.
When you take a new job in software engineering or in IT, within the paperwork there often lurks an employee agreement: a contract between you and your employer. In this half-hour live episode, I talk about why these contracts exist, and multiple anti-patterns you should avoid.
This is the first of a two part series. In the next episode, I’ll discuss best practices for understanding and negotiating the contract.
I’ve gotten a few questions about whether I recommend learning Service Broker, and recently I was asked if I’m planning to make any courses on Service Broker. In this 23 minute episode, I talk about why I personally haven’t become an expert with Broker, the factors that I believe play into Service Broker adoption, and other resources online for learning Service Broker in SQL Server.