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I was privileged to have a chat with my buddies over at www.dotnetrocks.com, Carl Franklin and Richard Campbell, episode number 876 (876!). Listen to the most popular internet audio talk show for .NET developers! Here's the abstract:Carl and Richard talk to Kevin Kline about the latest features in SQL Server 2012. The conversation ...
I was chatting with my buddy, Buck Woody (Twitter | Blog), about a week ago and we were discussing that it's pretty hard to put together the entire history of SQL Server. Then the thought hit me that I'd already done this, to a degree, in my book Transact-SQL Programming. This was the first Transact-SQL programming ...
Here's an evergreen question. It's a question that never completely goes away. But lately, I've been getting it a few times per week. So I thought it's time to readdress the question, which usually takes some form of the following:I can't really do effective development on my little dev laptop because our production SQL Server database is 15 ...
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 ...
I first wrote about useful database maintenance scripts on my SQLBlog account way back in 2008. Hmmm - now that I think about it, I first wrote about my own useful database maintenance scripts in a journal called SQL Server Professional back in the mid-1990's on SQL Server v6.5 or some such. But I digress...
Anyway, I pointed out a couple ...
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(with a special focus on SQL Server 2008 R2)Did I mention that your Cohorts in Crime
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Before I jump onto the Goals and Themeword meme started by my buddy, Thomas LaRock (blog | twitter),
I decided I'd spend a few minutes looking back on both the year 2009.
(From a personal standpoint, the 00's were my most difficult decade
yet. Major problems of every stripe beset me on all sides and with
alarming frequency throughout ...
Please join me for SQL Saturday #21
coming up on Saturday, October 17th. There are over 50 sessions on tap
with great speakers from the area and across the nation. Some of the
notable speakers include: Andy Leonard (blog here)Andy Warren (blog here)Brian Knight (blog here)Buck Woody (blog here)Chad Miller (blog here)Joe Celco (blog ...
Any IT pro with more than a year or two of experience will have
faced the challenges of version control for an application, but what if
you have to implement version control for data?
The most common way to tackle this problem is implementing something
called ''bitemporal data''. Under this method, each row in a table
includes the current ...
One of the fundamentals of loop optimization is that you should move stable operations outside of the loop. What I want to know is - if this is such a fundamental rule, why do so many people break it?!?If you are familiar with other programming languages, then you are probably aware of loop optimization techniques. You should try to put all ...