In article , kayser_c DeleteThis @bls.gov says...
> > Personally, if I heard the term "Sybase developer", I would expect that
> > person to be able to design, administer and tune a Sybase database,
> Hmmm. Then how do you describe a "Sybase DBA" after considering the
> previous line? Perhaps I read "Sybase developer" as intrinsically meaning
> "Sybase application developer" and there is a difference?
To me (and again, this is just personal opinion; I've never seen any
authoritative description of the terms), there is little fundamental
difference between a DBA and a developer, except that I would consider
the DBA to have more emphasis on the day-to-day operation
(administration) of the database, while the developer would have more
emphasis on design and development of it, particularly the stored
procedures and triggers. Obviously there is a lot of overlap between
the two functions. BTW, after thinking about it a bit more, I would
probably put the performance tuning more under the DBA function than
under the developer function.
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