Tuesday, June 3, 2008

CLI Lives!

I got a fair amount of response from my last blogging about including the MySQL Administrator tool as a useful utility in a hands on exam for DBAs. In general I do not like GUIs and prefer the old fashion way. The first thing I did after getting my Mac laptop was open up a terminal to get to the command line interpreter. But I never expected so many to be in favor of forgoing the Administrator tool and sticking with the CLI.

You can read the comments for yourself. I found myself agreeing with all of them. I did receive some private emails that generally distilled to the DBA exam being test of DBA skills and not how well one can manage the latest version of an add-on product.

One of the reasons I used to tell novices to use the vi editor was that it was a common denominator and would be there at three in the morning after your data center had go to heck and you needed to get your servers back on line.

And so, you will get to do the next generation of exams on the CLI.

1 comment:

Parcheesi said...

First of all, I love your blog!

And here I thought I was the only one still using command-line. Personally, I only use a GUI (phpMyAdmin) for updating grants and adding users.

I sure would love to pick your brain about the MySQL exams as I have yet to take any (I'm very nervous).