I wrote on Friday night about my experiences that day.
I am a very opinionated person. I believe, whole-heartedly, that the database is severely under-utilized, especially at my current employer.
I believe that one of the big draws of MySQL is that it's easy for web/application people to pick up. I also believe, in our situation, that's it's a way for application developers to skirt the whole "data" problem. They'll just pawn it off on the Production DBAs to keep the database running.
Amusingly, some of our application developers brought down one of our Oracle instances, more than once. Pretty tough thing to do I always thought.
I've read articles on bind variables since the beginning, but since it had been drilled into me, I found it quaint. Who would do that?
From a C# app someone passed in hundreds of thousands of un-bound INSERT statements. It flooded the shared pool (is that right?) and brought it to a screeching halt.
Anyway, back to the point.
I've been very vocal lately about MySQL. A few of my friends have begun to warn me that I may be crossing the line towards arrogance. That I will come off as someone resistant to change.
I don't see it. But sometimes we're the last to see our own reflection.
I don't believe that I am resistant to change. I like change. I just want it to be proven, that's all. I embraced ApEx because it made my life easier. That's all I want.
Does this make me arrogant?