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  • Speaking this weekend at SQL Saturday 286 - Louisville

    Wow, where does the time go? Hope I see every reader there in Louisville this weekend for a lovely time. Say you live in Alaska and it would be too far to go in one day? Hey, we all have our problems (and don't tell anyone, but I am going to try to finish up video versions of these sessions by the end of the year.. shh.) I will be doing my ...
    Posted to Louis Davidson (Weblog) by drsql on June 19, 2014
  • Why We Write #1 - An Interview With Thomas LaRock

    I 've been a writer of trade level technical materials for over 13 years now, writing books, articles, blogs, and even tweets for a variety of outlets, almost exclusively about Microsoft SQL Server. While I won't claim to be the best writer in the world, I feel like I have the process of writing down fairly well, yet, for the life of me, there is ...
    Posted to Louis Davidson (Weblog) by drsql on March 21, 2013
  • SSIS Design Patterns, the Book

    For the past two years, I have had the honor and privilege or authoring SSIS Design Patterns alongside Jessica Moss, Michelle Ufford, Tim Mitchell, and Matt Masson. Publication of the book – like many projects of this scope – has been delayed. The current publication date is 27 Aug 2012 and I have high confidence in this date. I take ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on August 6, 2012
  • 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
  • On Writing

    Introduction Brent Ozar (Blog - @BrentO) published a series of posts on experinces authoring his first book. If you're interested in writing, Brent is fresh from the battlefield and eloquently conveys a sense of the trials and triumphs of the experience. Additional Links Kevin Kline (Blog - @kekline):The Book Writing Business, Part 1The ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on January 26, 2010
  • Blog (Durnit!), Getting Started

    Introduction I got some cool responses to my post Blog (Durnit!). This includes at least one blog, Adventures In SQL, by David Levy (Blog / Twitter), started as a result! Wow, how cool! Reading comments and email, I realize I left out one important part, where to... Get Started First, you need to decide whether you're going to host your own ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on December 15, 2009
  • Blog (Durnit!)

    Introduction The past few days I've read several blurbs from folks expressing why they don't blog. The reasons range from ''I have nothing interesting to say'' to ''I don't know enough'' to ''Everything I want to write about has been blogged already.'' Pfffft (to quote @RachelAppel) Come on. Seriously? If you think, you can blog. I Have ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on December 11, 2009
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