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Guest Columnist: Ben Kubicek

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Do you use custom schemas?

Custom schemas have a range of benefits, one a really like is security.  Read more...
By Ben Kubicek 2018/11/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Using Redgate API to compare data in the same table

I needed to speed up some regression testing. Redgate Sql Data compare API helped me do it.  Read more...
By Ben Kubicek 2018/10/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: redgate
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Using your critical eye to see something positive

As DBA's we are often looking for issues and hole is things, but it is also important to see positives and seek a better solution.  Read more...
By Ben Kubicek 2018/10/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: critical
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The Importance of Consistent Server Setup

In larger shops with multiple database servers, it is very important to have consistency.  Read more...
By Ben Kubicek 2018/10/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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What is the best way to on-board (train) a new junior employee?

It is important to train new people, so what is the best way to go about doing it?  Read more...
By Ben Kubicek 2018/09/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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When someone asks you what you do for work, how do you answer?

In many ways job titles matter, just not when telling a stranger what you do for work.  Read more...
By Ben Kubicek 2018/07/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Why not take a risk and try something new?

When we risk failure, we also have the opportunity for success, so try something new today.  Read more...
By Ben Kubicek 2018/08/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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How much database normalization is enough?

Normalization is important for relational databases, but sometimes too much of a good thing can be bad.  Read more...
By Ben Kubicek 2018/07/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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How do you deal with disappointment?

Disappointment is hard, but you get to choose how you react to it.  Read more...
By Ben Kubicek 2018/05/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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How do you keep yourself from burning out?

What are things that burn you out? Learn to avoid them.  Read more...
By Ben Kubicek 2018/05/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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SQL Server Authenticated Users, why are we still using them?

AD Authentication in SQL Server has been around for a long time, so why do we still use SQL Authentication?  Read more...
By Ben Kubicek 2018/03/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Your Thoughts On In-line SQL

I think in-line SQL is the problem and stored procs are the solution.  Read more...
By Ben Kubicek 2018/03/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Audit systems: a good idea or a mess to maintain?

Audit systems can be a good idea, but they can also be a mess to maintain.  Read more...
By Ben Kubicek 2018/02/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Allowing Failure

Sometimes it is better to allow things to fail.  Read more...
By Ben Kubicek 2018/01/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Change and the ability to adapt

Change is coming are you able to adapt?  Read more...
By Ben Kubicek 2018/02/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Do you have or make professional goals?

Goals can be important so we don't fall into complacency.  Read more...
By Ben Kubicek 2018/01/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Is the old stuff worth learning?

Often we are encouraged to learn the latest things, but sometimes the old stuff is worth knowing too.  Read more...
By Ben Kubicek 2017/12/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Holiday traditions

Do you have holiday traditions? May this is the year to create some new ones.  Read more...
By Ben Kubicek 2017/12/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Delayed gratification or not?

There is a temptation to have things now when we should really wait.  Read more...
By Ben Kubicek 2017/12/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Holiday parties: Do you love them or hate them?

It is getting to be that time of year. Holiday parties are you for them or against  Read more...
By Ben Kubicek 2017/11/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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