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What Would You Like To Ask Erland Sommarskog?

In the Who do you want to see interviewed next? blog post I asked for some names of people who YOU would like to see interviewed. Erland Sommarskog's name was submitted in comments a couple of times. I contacted Erland and am happy to anounce that he has agreed to do this.

The first time I heard of Erland Sommarskog was in the SQL Server programming newsgroups. I also read all the articles on his site. When I answer questions I usually give the link out to these 4 articles

Arrays and Lists in SQL Server

Implementing Error Handling with Stored Procedures

Error Handling in SQL Server – a Background

and of course The curse and blessings of dynamic SQL

And from Hugo's comment Dynamic Search Conditions and How to share data between stored procedures

I always wondered why he didn't write a SQL book. Hey, now I can ask him that  :-)

Before you think of any questions please visit Erland's page first (http://www.sommarskog.se/index.html) and read some of the articles he wrote.

You can submit questions until Monday May 12th and then I will forward the questions to Erland.

Published Tuesday, May 06, 2008 4:39 PM by Denis Gobo
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Adam Machanic said:

I would like you to ask him why he doesn't want to blog here on SQLblog.com :-)

May 6, 2008 3:57 PM
 

steve dassin said:

AM said:

>I would like you to ask him why he doesn't want to blog here on SQLblog.com :-)

I am still waiting for my invite, I'm sure it's an oversight :-)

May 6, 2008 8:10 PM
 

Hugo Kornelis said:

Hi Denis,

So why don't you give out the link to the dynamic search article? Or to the one on sharing data?

http://www.sommarskog.se/dyn-search.html

http://www.sommarskog.se/share_data.html

They are just as great as the other four you mention!!

Best, Hugo

May 7, 2008 3:10 AM
 

Denis Gobo said:

Hugo,

I have added the 2 links you mentioned, the reason I had 4 links initially is because I linked to his homesite as well and if I linked to every article then there would be nothing new there to find. But I agree all the articles are great.

May 7, 2008 7:19 AM
 

Alejandro Mesa said:

Hi Dennis,

> I always wondered why he didn't write a SQL book. Hey, now I

> can ask him that  :-)

I did ask him that question, the first time a met him, during the 2007 MVP summit. I will not tell you what the answer was, but I can tell you that I admire him not only for his knowledge about SQL Server, also because of his willingness to share it with the community.

AMB

May 7, 2008 10:10 AM
 

Denis Gobo said:

Alejandro,

If you look at his long résumé on his site http://www.sommarskog.se/about_me.html

I think you can find the answer below "Other merits"

Does that match what he told you?

May 7, 2008 10:22 AM
 

RickHeiges said:

How many variants of his name have been offered?  James L. has a long list of mispronounciations.  I bet that Erland has some beauties too - especially from the states.

May 7, 2008 12:49 PM
 

Denis Gobo said:

Time is almost up; this is the last chance to submit your questions to Erland Sommarskog and Craig Freedman

May 12, 2008 10:52 AM
 

Madhivanan said:

I want to ask him

"Which feature of SQL Server(in any version) do you like most?"

May 13, 2008 4:24 AM

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About Denis Gobo

I was born in Croatia in 1970, when I was one I moved to Amsterdam (and yes Ajax is THE team in Holland) and finally in 1993 I came to the US. I have lived in New York City for a bunch of years and currently live in Princeton, New Jersey with my wife and 3 kids. I work for Dow Jones as a Database architect in the indexes department, one drawback: since our data goes back all the way to May 1896 I cannot use smalldates ;-( I have been working with SQL server since version 6.5 and compared to all the other bloggers here I am a n00b. Some of you might know me from http://sqlservercode.blogspot.com/ or even from some of the newsgroups where I go by the name Denis the SQL Menace If you are a Tek-Tips user then you might know me by the name SQLDenis, I am one of the guys answering SQL Questions in the SQL Programming forum.

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