Adam Machanic, Boston-based SQL Server developer, shares his experiences with programming, monitoring, and performance tuning SQL Server. And the occasional battle with the query optimizer.
A lot of people will be interested to know that at the launch event in LA it was announced that the T-SQL debugger is returning to Management Studio in SQL Server 2008.
Personally, this is not a feature I've been lamenting the loss of; I never used it in SQL Server 2000, and unless we can view temp tables, table variables, etc, I just don't see it as something with a lot of utility for the way I personally develop T-SQL.
But this isn't just about me, and I know that there was a huge amount of interested in seeing the debugger come back into the core SQL Server tools. So congrats to all of the step debug fans out there; get your F10 keys ready for SQL Server 2008!
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About Adam Machanic
Adam Machanic is a Boston-based SQL Server developer, writer, and speaker. He focuses on large-scale data warehouse performance and development, and is author of the award-winning SQL Server monitoring stored procedure, sp_WhoIsActive. Adam has written for numerous web sites and magazines, including SQLblog, Simple Talk, Search SQL Server, SQL Server Professional, CoDe, and VSJ. He has also contributed to several books on SQL Server, including "SQL Server 2008 Internals" (Microsoft Press, 2009) and "Expert SQL Server 2005 Development" (Apress, 2007). Adam regularly speaks at conferences and training events on a variety of SQL Server topics. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for SQL Server, a Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP), and an alumnus of the INETA North American Speakers Bureau.