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Who Broke the Build?

Continuous Integration and automatic builds are fantastic tools for software teams, but only if developers take responsibility for their code. Karsten Kempe explains how to use Team Foundation Server to drive better continuous integration, and walks through a simple open-source tool he built to make nightly builds more transparent, and more valuable.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/09/15 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: continuous integration
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Survey: Using Online Accounts

Using online accounts for license management has some advantages, Red Gate is researching how to implement this for our tools in a way that improves the experience for all involved. To say thank you for your participation, there's a chance to win a $25 Amazon certificate.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/09/15 | Source: Red-Gate | Category: survey
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Swallowing the Camel

By Tony Davis 2014/09/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Splitting Strings Based on Patterns

Splitting strings based on patterns supported by LIKE and PATINDEX can be an interesting way to address a wide variety of problems.  Read more...
By Dwain Camps 2014/09/12 (first published: 2012/11/29) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: string manipulation
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DBAs vs Developers: A Sad Tale of Unnecessary Conflict

For many developers, does DBA really stand for Don't Bother Asking? David Poole thinks it is time to end the unnecessary conflict between developer and DBA, and explains how to deal professionally with the inevitable friction between development and operation activities in IT.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/09/12 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: dba skills
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Data Vices

Steve Jones asks about what you might change about yourself at work for this Friday's poll.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/09/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Practical Uses for Synonyms in SQL Server

The concept of a synonym was introduced in SQL Server 2005. Synonyms are very simple database objects, but have the potential to save a lot of time and work if implemented with a little bit of thought. This article discusses what exactly a synonym is, and a few examples of how to use them.  Read more...
By Jason Shadonix 2014/09/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: synonyms
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The DBA Team Wants You!

There's a new contest going on, giving you the chance to win some software, SQL training, and a vacation, all at once.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/09/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Free eBook: SQL Server Backup and Restore

In this free eBook Shawn McGehee offers advice on query tuning, cutting stored procedures, and system process design and implementation for high availability. Discover how to perform backup and restore operations using SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS), basic T-SQL scripts and Red Gate's SQL Backup tool.  Read more...
By Press Release 2014/09/11 (first published: 2014/03/05) | Source: Red-Gate | Category: ebook
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SQL Server Hybrid High Availability and Disaster Recovery

This article summarizes the factors to consider and provide an overview of various options for HA and DR in cloud based SQL Server deployments.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/09/11 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: high availability (ha)
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Prepping for 2015

Steve Jones looks ahead at the new year and how you might want to begin shaping your career.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/09/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Stairway to SQLCLR Level 4: Security (EXTERNAL and UNSAFE Assemblies)

In the fourth level of our Stairway to SQLCLR series we take a detailed look at the EXTERNAL_ACCESS and UNSAFE permission sets. We also explore some differences between using TRUSTWORTHY or an Asymmetric Key.  Read more...
By Solomon Rutzky 2014/09/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sqlclr
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Are you bad enough to join the DBA Team

If you've ever had a terrible day, send in your story and Grant and Steve will pick their favorite to be spiced up DBA-Team-style. The winner will also be given a ticket to SQL Cruise 2015. Find out how to enter.  Read more...
By Press Release 2014/09/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: database administration
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Chris Date and the Relational Model

Chris Date is famous for his writings on relational theory. Chris took on the role of communicating and teaching Codd's relational theory, and reluctantly admits to a role in establishing SQL as the dominant relational language. Richard Morris interviews the well-known author and computer scientist.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/09/10 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: interview
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Estimates

Software estimates are often wildly off from the actual amount of time and resources that are required. Today Steve Jones looks at a few reasons why.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/09/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Basics of Dimensional Modeling

Introduction of how to design a star schema dimensional model for new BI developers  Read more...
By Derek Wilson 2014/09/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: star schema
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SQL Server Live! Orlando, FL

SQL Server Live! is designed to finely tune the skills of DBAs, developers, Business Intelligence specialists (just to mention a few) with five days of workshops, deep dives and breakout sessions from November 17 - 21 2014.  Read more...
By Press Release 2014/09/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: events
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Importance of Recovery Model in SQL Server

Have you ever wondered why the transaction log file grows bigger and bigger? What caused it to happen? How do you control it? How does the recovery model of a database control the growing size of the transaction log? Read on to learn the answers.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/09/09 | Source: Database Journal | Category: recovery model
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Misconfiguration is a Problem

The configuration of server systems matters. Not just to ensure software runs smoothly, but also for security.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/09/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Real Scary DBAs

We have some people working as DBAs that might be very scary to many of you.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/09/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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