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  • Uncertainty erodes confidence, so add that ORDER BY clause.

    I was reading Eric Lippert's blog post, and came across the following quote: ''uncertainty erodes confidence in our users that we have a quality product that was designed with deep thought, implemented with care, and behaves predictably and sensibly''. How very true. By default, the code we are developing should run in exactly the same way ...
    Posted to Alexander Kuznetsov (Weblog) by Alexander Kuznetsov on October 18, 2010
  • PASS Workshop “Creating a BI solution from A to Z” - Interview

    If you’re still unsure if the workshop I’ll deliver at PASS Summit the next November - “Creating a BI solution from A to Z” - is a good choice for you or not, you can get some more details reading the brief interview here: PASS Summit Post-Con Preview - Davide Mauri Where you’ll find answers to the following questions: Is there an audience ...
    Posted to Davide Mauri (Weblog) by manowar on September 16, 2010
  • Visual Studio 2010 - Special Edition

    I wanted to pass along this great info from Microsoft.  There are literally oodles of free resources for Visual Studio programmers. In their own words... Take Visual Studio for a Test Drive Take this powerful tool and its features for a spin by downloading a full Visual Studio 2010 trial version. Discover how Visual Studio 2010 ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on September 10, 2010
  • BI Virtual Chapter: “Adaptive BI: Engineering a BI Solution”

    On the next 20th Semptember I’ll deliver a session on a topic that is IMHO really important but is not yet covered enough: Adaptive BI: Engineering a BI Solution Are you starting to create a BI solution....but where do you begin with? How to setup everything correctly so that you'll be able to handle new features required by the customers ...
    Posted to Davide Mauri (Weblog) by manowar on September 9, 2010
  • See You in St Louis, and then London, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Stockholm, and York, UK

    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, ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on September 7, 2010
  • It's the Atlanta Attendance Contest!

    I'm speaking tonight on Top 10 Mistakes DBAs Make at the Atlanta SQL Server User Group meeting in Alpharetta, GA.  You can find all of the details here.The Best Dang Design Book for SQL Server Professionals - EVER!I thought I'd liven things up a bit with a little contest.  The rules are simple: A. If you don't follow me on ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on July 12, 2010
  • PASS Summit 2010 – BI Workshop

    PASS Summit 2010 Pre & Post conference are out! This year I’ll deliver the “Creating BI Solution from A to Z” seminar in which, as the title implies, attendees will see how to create a BI solution starting from scratch. Going through the dimensional modeling and the creation of the Datawarehouse, the implementation of the ETL process with ...
    Posted to Davide Mauri (Weblog) by manowar on June 30, 2010
  • In defense of SELECT * in production code, in some limited cases?

    It is well known that SELECT * is not acceptable in production code, with the exception of this pattern: IF EXISTS(SELECT *    We all know that whenever we see code code like this: Listing 1. ''Bad'' SQL ...
    Posted to Alexander Kuznetsov (Weblog) by Alexander Kuznetsov on June 3, 2010
  • Free Training for You, Punishing Workload for Me. Thank You for Enjoying My Misery.

    Everybody enjoys a little free training now and then. I've got mountains of free training in the works. Some of it is in-person and local while some are in webcast format. Please join me as you're able! Tomorrow - Wednesday! Wed, Feb 10, 2010 12 pm (noon) MST - PASS DBA Virtual Chapter; Top 10 Administration Mistakes on SQL ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on February 9, 2010
  • Interview Now Appearing on CSTech.com

    I was honored to be recently interviewed by the crew at Consortio Services.  You can find my portion of this particular webcast at http://www.cstechcast.com/podcasts/cs-techcast/episode99/ beginning at 17:24.  In the interview, I discuss a number of thoughts and opinions about the future of cloud computing, where our profession is ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on January 2, 2010
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