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Guest Columnist: Sean McCown

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How To Mess Up An Interview

We started a trend with our Worst Practices, looking at things you should not do instead of those you should. Sean McCown has taken that to a new level looking at some things that you can do to ensure you don't get your next job. Read about a few things that you might avoid in your next interview.   Read more...
By Sean McCown 2005/10/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: miscellaneous
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Get Away From Confusing Code

Most time we probably think that lots of our code is confusing, but when working with data values that need or contain quotes, it can get especially confusing. Sean McCown looks at a method for making this code easier to read.   Read more...
By Sean McCown 2005/11/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: advanced querying
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Interviews Part 2

In a followup to the recent articles and discussions on interviewing and DBA skills, Sean McCown brings us a new article that looks at one situation that resulted in a rejection. Learn what you might want to work on before your next interview.   Read more...
By Sean McCown 2005/09/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: miscellaneous
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Calling All Editing Buffs

Author Sean McCown would like to see some improvements in the editing tools that are available. He's proposed some changes and ideas to make a better tool. Join the discussion and see if you can get the SQL Server vendors to build something to make every DBA's job easier.   Read more...
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How do you spell S-Q-L?

We've spent quite some time investigating career issues for SQL Server DBAs lately. I've received quite a few emails from friends on their adventures in interviewing and now Sean McCown shares an experience he had interviewing a few prospective DBAs.   Read more...
By Sean McCown 2005/08/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: miscellaneous
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Disappearing DBAs

In response to an article the Brian Knight write on the death of the production DBA, Sean McCown writes about the role that DBAs may play in shops that upgrade to Yukon (SQL Server 2005).   Read more...
By Sean McCown 2005/06/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: state of the business
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