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Regular Columnist: Steve Jones

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My background is I have been working with computers since I was about 12. My first "career" job in this industry was with network administration where I became the local DBA by default. I have also spent lots of time administering Netware and NT networks, developing software, managing smaller IT groups, making lots of coffee, ordering pizza for late nights, etc., etc. For those of you interested (or really bored), you can check out my resume.

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The Digital Woes of Public Records

Public records have been open in the past, but today's digital access might mean problems.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/02/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Culture and Performance

Culture is important at our workplace. Steve Jones notes this can be important when trying to get the most performance from your employees.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/02/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The New Operating System

We have an operating system for how our organizations are run. Steve Jones talks about a new one that might be important for the world rules by software.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/02/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 103 reads

Queues in Databases

The idea of using a queue in a database is one that some people try to avoid, preferring to use a messaging service. However, Steve Jones notes that this isn't always necessary.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/02/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Maybe Security is Harder than Rocket Science

It's hard to build strong security over time, but it's worth the effort. Steve Jones notes that even smart people have problems implementing strong security.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/02/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Who's Got a Preteen SQL Server?

This week Steve Jones wonders about the age of your instances and whether you are planning on upgrades or aware of how many out of support instances you might have.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/02/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 80 reads

What is the True Version of Code?

What version of your code is the true one? Steve Jones talks some version control today.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/02/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Training at the Top

Today Steve Jones looks at security training and the need for understanding from upper management.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/01/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Security Convenience

Security is always a hot topic, and Steve Jones notes that we should be specific when we work with security.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/01/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Tracking Professional Athletes

Today Steve Jones looks at the use of tracking sensors to gather spatial data on professional athletes for later analysis.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/01/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Ongoing Costs of Building Software

There are lots of costs to building your own software, which Steve Jones notes might not be what you want to spend over time.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/01/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Adios, IE

Microsoft ends support for IE on January 12.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/01/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 165 reads

A Bit of History

Steve Jones is a bit off topic today, talking rockets and space travel.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/01/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Advent of Code

Today Steve Jones challenges you to solve some programming problems.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/01/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 136 reads

DeveloperBall

Steve Jones looks at the challenges of putting a team together of wildly different skill levels.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/01/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Crafting Your Resume

Today Steve Jones talks about how you can present yourself better within the confines of a resume.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/01/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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100 Hours

Steve Jones notes you can learn quite a bit in 100 hours.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/01/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Rulebreaking Developers

How much of a problem is it when developers can blamed for issues?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/01/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Is Change Coming?

In the final Database Weekly of 2015, Steve Jones looks at a CIO's column on workplace change.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/12/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 105 reads

Hacking to Hide

People have hacked the voyage data recorders in ships. Steve Jones thinks this is a fundamental problem in computing systems.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/01/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 161 reads
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