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  • Chapter 7–Enforced Data Protection

    As the book progresses, I find myself veering from the original stated outline quite a bit, because as I teach about this more (and I am teaching a daylong db design class in August at http://www.sqlsolstice.com/… shameless plug, but it is on topic :) I start to find that a given order works better. Originally I had slated myself to talk more ...
    Posted to Louis Davidson (Weblog) by drsql on June 21, 2011
  • Normalization and How to Know When You Are Done… The short version…

    A while back, I was working on a short article about Normalization for a book that never got published (admittedly I wasn’t getting paid for the article, and it wasn’t for charity, so I wasn’t that broken up over it.)  The task at hand was to, in 2 pages or less, describe the process of normalization and help you to know when you have ...
    Posted to Louis Davidson (Weblog) by drsql on May 29, 2011
  • Chapters Two, Three, and Four

    I am trying to blog all of the chapters of the book, but due to deadlines and a lot of shuffling about, I never got around it for these three chapters, two of which I have added since I wrote the original table of contents. All of these contain mostly material from previous editions of the book, updated a good amount, but nothing tremendously ...
    Posted to Louis Davidson (Weblog) by drsql on February 22, 2011
  • Cloud Evolving, SQL Server Responding

    Brent Ozar (blog | twitter) and I did an interview with TechTarget’s Brendan Cournoyer at last summer's Tech-Ed, which as turned into a podcast titled “Cloud efforts advance, SQL Server evolves.” The podcast covers all the major trends at the conference (like BI), virtualization features in Quest’s products (like Spotlight), Brent’s new book ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on February 2, 2011
  • Design Book–Dimensional or No Dimensional, that is..the question

    So, it is right there in the title of the book “Relational Database Design” etc (the title is kinda long :)  But as I consider what to cover and, conversely, what not to cover, dimensional design inevitably pops up. So I am considering including it in the book. One thing I try to do is to cover topics to a level where you can start using it ...
    Posted to Louis Davidson (Weblog) by drsql on November 30, 2010
  • Design Book– First Section (Skills)

    One of the main things that I haven’t always loved about the previous books is that it wasn’t a perfect reference book. I focused on having a flow throughout the book that, not unlike a school class, started at the beginning and finished at the end. Interspersed were semi-cohesive examples that followed along in an entire chapter (once even for ...
    Posted to Louis Davidson (Weblog) by drsql on November 22, 2010
  • Design Book–Top level outline

    The more I teach sessions about database design, the more I realize that two things are true. First, most people don’t dig the normalization stuff as much as I do (some do), and second, people really need the normalization stuff more than they think. The really hard part is how to flavor the medicine just enough such that it will be read by more ...
    Posted to Louis Davidson (Weblog) by drsql on November 16, 2010
  • Did You Know? It's really easy to convey the wrong message when writing

    And it's also really easy to procrastinate. I meant to blog about a big misunderstanding right after last month's SQL Server Magazine UPDATE commentary appeared, but now I'm just finishing up this month's commentary and only now realized I forgot to write this blog post. In this commentary ...
    Posted to Kalen Delaney (Weblog) by Kalen Delaney on September 28, 2010
  • Significant Personnel Moves Inside of the Microsoft Azure Team and "Protect Your @#$% Content!"

    Dream Team Forms Around Azure If you're wondering whether to hedge your long-term bets on cloud computing, this should help you solidify your thinking. Microsoft has been building a dream team for Azure, including the patriarch of Windows (and father of Windows NT) Dave Cutler.  Tweets from several Microsofties reveal that another revered ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on August 1, 2010
  • Collaboration Nation Call to Action! Calling All SQL Server Bloggers and Twitterers

    The Suggestion The Modern Language Association hasn't made up all the new rules yet to govern how one blogger should reverence, er, reference another in their blog posts.  But they should!  Let's get that ball rolling for them.  I'm not exactly sure who started this format, but it's my favorite.  When writing a blog ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on March 12, 2010
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