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Headlines today   July 31, 2014

Spackle: Making sure you can connect to the DAC

The DAC is an important tool and several things can go wrong when trying to connect to it.  Read more...
By Kenneth Fisher 2014/07/31 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: dac
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A TDD Journey: 1-Trials and Tribulations

Test-Driven Development (TDD) has a misleading name, because the objective is to design and specify that the system you are developing behaves in the ways that the customer expects, and to prove that it does so for the lifetime of the system. Michael Sorens starts an introduction to TDD that is more of a journey in six parts.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/07/31 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: test driven development
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Data Driven Security

Set a security standard across environments that developers can see and run, but not change.  Read more...
By Andre Quitta 2014/07/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: security
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Free eBook: Defensive Database Programming

Resilient T-SQL code is code that is designed to last, and to be safely reused by others. The goal of defensive database programming, the goal of this book, is to help you to produce resilient T-SQL code that robustly and gracefully handles cases of unintended use, and is resilient to common changes to the database environment.  Read more...
By Press Release 2014/07/30 (first published: 2013/08/28) | Source: Red-Gate | Category: defensive programming
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SQL Server Alert for Tempdb Growing Out of Control

One option to get notified when TempDB grows is to create a SQL Alert to fire a SQL Agent Job that will automatically send an email alerting the DBA when the Tempdb reaches a specific file size. This tip explains how to set it up.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/07/30 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: alerting
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New SQL Server 2014 Permissions: CONNECT ANY DATABASE

CONNECT ANY DATABASE is one of three new permissions in SQL Server 2014 that can be granted to server logins. What is this new permission good for and why would we ever want this?  Read more...
By Edward Pollack 2014/07/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: security
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Avoiding Database Deployment Disasters – 7 Tips

Here are seven practical tips for any 'accidental DBA' or developer, faced with having to deploy an upgrade to a database live to production, in a development environment that is in the early stages of getting the database code “house in order".  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/07/29 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: database deployment
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How to Handle Calculations Related to fiscal year and quarter

This article describes an easy way to handle calculation based on fiscal year and quarter  Read more...
By Raymond Xie 2014/07/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: fiscal year
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Microsoft Azure Cloud Services Part 2: Anatomy of a Cloud Service

In this article, we’ll be focusing on the different ways you can build with a Cloud Service, and what exactly happens in terms of virtual machines when you deploy your application.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/07/28 | Source: Just Azure | Category: azure
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Exploring Recursive CTEs by Example

Recursive CTEs can be confusing and scary, so examining some non-standard examples may cast light upon these shadowy demons.  Read more...
By Dwain Camps 2014/07/25 (first published: 2012/07/17) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
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T- SQL Constraints

By Shiva N (AxSys) 2014/07/31 | Category: t-sql
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Which of these queries will return a list of table names that have constraints?

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