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  • Book Review: Tribal SQL,Performance Tuning With SQL Trace and Extended Events

    Tara Kizer wrote this chapter, and it is relevant for us developers.Tara briefly explains how to use the GUI, the Profiler, and states that it can heavily impact the performance on the server. Then she explains how to set up a server-side trace which should incur less overhead, and I noticed that the working example which she provided is quite ...
    Posted to Alexander Kuznetsov (Weblog) by Alexander Kuznetsov on February 18, 2014
  • Book Review: Tribal SQL, Chapter 1.

    ''Tribal SQL'' is an interesting book, so I will be reviewing some, although not all, of its chapters.Quoting from the introduction, ''This is a book for DBAs, for things you think they really ought to know''.As an agile developer, I clearly do not belong in this book's target audience. Also I am not qualified to review some of the chapters, as I ...
    Posted to Alexander Kuznetsov (Weblog) by Alexander Kuznetsov on February 8, 2014
  • Book Review: Pro SQL Server 2008 Relational Database Design and Implementation

    Investing in proper database design is a very efficient way to cut maintenance costs. If we expect a system to last, we need to make sure it has a good solid foundation - high quality database design. Surely we can and sometimes do cut corners and save on database design to get things done faster. Unfortunately, such cutting corners frequently ...
    Posted to Alexander Kuznetsov (Weblog) by Alexander Kuznetsov on September 24, 2012
  • Book Review (Book 12) - 20 Master Plots

    This is a continuation of the books I challenged myself to read to help my career - one a month, for a year. You can read my first book review here, and the entire list is here. The book I chose for May 2012 was:20 Master Plots by Ronald B. Tobias. This is my final book review - at least for this year. I'll explain what I've learned in this book ...
    Posted to Buck Woody (Weblog) by BuckWoody on June 5, 2012
  • Book Review (Book 11) - Applied Architecture Patterns on the Microsoft Platform

    This is a continuation of the books I challenged myself to read to help my career - one a month, for year. You can read my first book review here, and the entire list is here. The book I chose for April 2012 was: Applied Architecture Patterns on the Microsoft Platform. I was traveling at the end of last month so I’m a bit late posting this ...
    Posted to Buck Woody (Weblog) by BuckWoody on May 15, 2012
  • Book Review (Book 10) - The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood

    This is a continuation of the books I challenged myself to read to help my career - one a month, for year. You can read my first book review here, and the entire list is here. The book I chose for March 2012 was: The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood by James Gleick. I was traveling at the end of last month so I’m a bit late posting ...
    Posted to Buck Woody (Weblog) by BuckWoody on April 5, 2012
  • Book Review (Book 8) - The Elements of Persuasion

    This is a continuation of the books I challenged myself to read to help my career - one a month, for year. You can read my first book review here. The book I chose for January 2012 was: The Elements of Persuasion by Richard Maxwell and Robert Dickman. Why I chose this Book: As I mentioned in a previous review, I think good storytelling is an ...
    Posted to Buck Woody (Weblog) by BuckWoody on January 30, 2012
  • Book review (Book 6) - Wikinomics

    This is a continuation of the books I challenged myself to read to help my career - one a month, for year. You can read my first book review here. The book I chose for November 2011 was: Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything, by Don Tapscott   Why I chose this Book: I’ve heard a lot about this book - was one of the ...
    Posted to Buck Woody (Weblog) by BuckWoody on November 22, 2011
  • Book Review (Book 5) - The Cloud of Unknowing

    This is a continuation of the books I challenged myself to read to help my career - one a month, for year. You can read my first book review here. The book I chose for October 2011 was: The Cloud of Unknowing, Anonymous: The role of faith in life. Once again, this is out of order, but the book came in from a hold at the library so I’ll do this one ...
    Posted to Buck Woody (Weblog) by BuckWoody on October 31, 2011
  • Book Review: MDX with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis Services Cookbook

    As I mentioned in an earlier post, I first met Tomislav Piasevoli’s (blog|twitter) in 2008 at the PASS Summit in Seattle, and saw him again most recently again in Seattle at PASS Summit 2011. There I had the pleasure of telling him personally how much I liked his book. There are not many MDX books available, so when a new one arrives on the ...
    Posted to Stacia Misner (Weblog) by smisner on October 21, 2011
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