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Guest Columnist: Ben Kubicek

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What do you do when you inherit a mess at work?

I have seen three common responses to database messes. My favorite is nuclear.  Read more...
By Ben Kubicek 2016/12/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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How Do You Act When You Need to Learn New Technology?

Today we have a guest editorial from Ben Kubicek as Steve is away from the office. It is hard to be humble, but it is needs to learn something new.  Read more...
By Ben Kubicek 2016/11/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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What do you do or think about on the way to work?

I recently changed jobs and my commute time doubled, I found myself with more time to think and I started asking questions.  Read more...
By Ben Kubicek 2016/10/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Do you have DBA syndrome?

Sometimes DBAs become resistant to change. When they lose focus on their full purpose they may have DBA syndrome.  Read more...
By Ben Kubicek 2016/10/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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You know what we really need? Better interpersonal communication

Today we have a guest editorial as Steve is traveling. Ben Kubicek notes that sometimes it is hard for technical people to communicate well.   Read more...
By Ben Kubicek 2016/09/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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An object lesson about what is really important

A story I heard a long time ago reminds us to choose what is really important.  Read more...
By Ben Kubicek 2016/08/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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How do you know when it is time to leave a job?

Today we have a guest editorial from Ben Kubicek as Steve is traveling out of town. I discovered I had stayed at a job about two years too long. Why was that?  Read more...
By Ben Kubicek 2016/07/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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An example of how networking netted a new job

Today we have a guest editorial as Steve is away on vacation. You often hear about how important it is to network. This is a story of how my network helped me get a new job.  Read more...
By Ben Kubicek 2016/07/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Don’t Miss Out on an Opportunity to Connect

There are people in our lives that we want to connect with, so why don't we?  Read more...
By Ben Kubicek 2016/05/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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A Sad Story about Upgrading to Windows 10

This is a story about a guy that didn't do backups.  Read more...
By Ben Kubicek 2016/03/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: windows 10
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Two Things I Would Change in SSISDB Setup

I suggest these two changes to the SSISDB setup to prevent issues down the road.  Read more...
By Ben Kubicek 2016/03/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: ssisdb
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Where should middle tier business logic be stored?

The age old question of where should business logic be stored  Read more...
By Ben Kubicek 2015/10/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: middle tier
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Selecting from sub-queries as tables

Using sub-queries as tables only requires an alias  Read more...
By Ben Kubicek 2015/01/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sub-queries
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Never give up

When facing a problem you aren't sure you can solve, keep working on it and believe in yourself.  Read more...
By Ben Kubicek 2014/07/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Why Primary Keys can be important on large tables

I inherited a database that was getting large and not performing well. After adding primary keys life got better.  Read more...
By Ben Kubicek 2014/06/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: primary key (pk)
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Cumulative sum of previous rows

I had an update statement that took 3 minutes to run after this code change it took 6 seconds.  Read more...
By Ben Kubicek 2015/03/27 (first published: 2014/05/08) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: cumulative
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Try to focus on the positive

When we focus on negative things we get more negative. Be thankful for something positive.  Read more...
By Ben Kubicek 2014/06/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Last Line of Defense

How do you deal with being the last line of defense at your company?  Read more...
By Ben Kubicek 2014/06/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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What is your default database set to?

Some people set their default database to the database they use most often. This can cause issues when a restore fails.  Read more...
By Ben Kubicek 2013/11/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: default database
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A simple math expression solver

Ben Kubicek wrote a recursive function that solves simple math expressions in a select statement. Read about this creative use of T-SQL.  Read more...
By Ben Kubicek 2011/11/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: recursive function
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