I'm a senior software professional and author of several books on database performance and programming
I'm Chief architect for Database Solutions at Quest software, where I primarily participate in the strategy and design of our database solutions. At Quest, I'm most closely associated with the Spotlight family of products which are "my babies".
I wrote a couple of Oracle books - "Oracle SQL High Performance Tuning" (Prentice Hall, 2000) being the most popular - and more recently the OReilly book "MySQL Stored Procedure Programming" (with Steve Feuerstein).
I muck around a fair bit with perl, Python, Java and other languages as well as with databases and this weblog is primarily intended to record anything of note that arises as a result of this.