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When you're developing new Transact-SQL code or modifying some existing code, do you just launch directly into programming?
I know that I did just that, for years. It wasn't until I was trying to performance tune some existing code that I realized I hadn't actually taken caching of data and execution plans into account. So all those modified ...
In last month's column, ''2012 Might Really Be the End of the World as
We Know It,'' I described a number of major developments in the IT
industry that are likely to disrupt the life of database professionals
everywhere. I categorize those four disruptors - virtualization, cloud
computing, solid state drives (SSD), and advanced ...
I first wrote about Mladen Prajdic's excellent tool in my Tool Time column at SQL Server Magazine HERE. The tool is a nice plug-in to SSMS and definitely worth having.
If you’ve never installed it or have only installed an older version, but sure to pick up the newest release. Here’s Mladen’s press release complete with hyperlink for the ...
Carley had to rescue me from the bingo set!
Wow - what a great trip through Europe! Normally, I bounce back after a day of downtime when dealing with jet lag. Basically, when we land in whatever eastward time zone I've flown to, I stay up until a reasonable bed time. Then, on the following day I'm usually ready to go at full speed. I'm ...
I’d like your opinion here.
Follow my logic here for a moment as I walk through a couple
rhetorical questions. Have you ever had a friend developed an
application entirely on SQL Server Developer Edition? (Not that YOU
would ever do such a thing, but maybe you know someone who has. Right?)
And has your friend’s IT department ...
Sometimes I'm timely in getting the news out on useful resources.
And, other times, I'm a bit slower on the draw. As I told my friends
back at New Year's Day, ''As an official member of the Procrastinators
Club, welcome to 2008!'' On the other hand, it's always good to remind
folks of great resources that are still ...
Windows and SQL Azure Resources
Cloud computing is more than just the latest buzz word in the IT trade papers. It is a remarkable paradigm shift with as much potential to ''turn over the apple cart'' of IT computing as client-server had for the world of mainframe and minicomputers. If you're not spending time to learn about cloud computing, ...
I did a lot of writing in 2010. Unfortunately, I didn't do a good job of keeping all of that writing equally distributed throughout all of the channels where I'm active.
So here are a few more posts from my blog, put on-line during the months of November and December 2010, that I didn't get posted here on SQLBlog.com:
1. It's Time to ...
Good grief, there's a lot of travel in my future. <sigh ... deep breath> It'll be exhausting and it'll be hard to lose so much time with the family. But if I'm able to avoid travel mishaps, it'll be fun.
Meet Me In St. Louis
I'll be speaking in St. Louis, MO on Tuesday, September 14th for their mid-day meeting. The details, ...
Toad for SQL Server Wins Best of TechEd 2010 in the Database
Development CategoryToad and I go way back. I first started
with Toad as a user on the Oracle DBMS back in the early 1990's. When I
started at Quest Software back on January 2nd of 2002, one of the first
products I tackled as a SQL Server product architect was ...