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  • Best Advice Ever: Learn By Helping Others

    I remember when back in 2001 my friend and former SQL Server MVP Carlos Eduardo Rojas was busy earning his MVP street-cred in the NNTP forums, aka Newsgroups. I always thought he was playing the Sheriff trying to put some order in a Wild Wild West town by trying to understand what these people were asking. He spent a lot of time doing this ...
    Posted to Argenis Fernandez (Weblog) by Argenis on October 24, 2013
  • T-SQL Tuesday #21 : Crap Code

    Yes, Adam is right: we've all written crap code (the topic of this month's T-SQL Tuesday Wednesday. Usually we have an excuse: tight deadline, short shelf life of the code, or didn't know any better. I'm sure if I perused my career codebase I'd find tons and tons of examples that I'd write differently today, because back then it fell under ...
    Posted to Aaron Bertrand (Weblog) by AaronBertrand on August 10, 2011
  • T-SQL Tuesday #008: How Learning Has Changed

    When I started my technical career, the only way to learn about programming was from books and magazines.  I remember writing my first HTML page and finding it quite similar to the Vic20 days, where you would transcribe code for hours; when you made a mistake, that meant it was time to start over.  The Internet was ...
    Posted to Aaron Bertrand (Weblog) by AaronBertrand on July 13, 2010
  • The pros and cons of learning

    This week I am at a training course put on by Paul Randal (blog | twitter) and Kimberly Tripp (blog | twitter) entitled ''SQL Immersion.''  It is essentially a 5-day deep dive into some of the more important bowels of the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Internals book they co-wrote with Kalen Delaney, Adam Machanic and Conor Cunningham - with a lot ...
    Posted to Aaron Bertrand (Weblog) by AaronBertrand on March 31, 2010
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