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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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How Often Does Production Drift?

Database drift is the difference between two database schemas. Today Steve Jones discusses the concept and wonders how often it happens.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/11/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Real World T-SQL Tricks

This week Steve Jones wonders if you're taking advantage of the changes in the T-SQL language.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/11/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Achievement Unlocked: Balance 0

Steve Jones completed a task this year that he's rarely completed in the past.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/11/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The SQL Server Container

There's an interesting idea that exists for lightweight, application separation on a host that's different from virtualization. It's Docker, and Steve Jones talks about it today.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/11/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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MY Data

As we gather more and more data about individuals, not only does security become an issue, but also the morality of using the data.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/11/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Prepping for Winter

As winter approaches, many of us get ready in our personal lives, but Steve Jones notes that we might want to make sure we have regular preparation taking place on our systems for difficult times.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/11/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Bucket List Data

This Friday Steve Jones is looking to see what data you're tracking about your life.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/11/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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It's Not Just Poor Coding

It's not just poor coding that threatens security, as a new survey shows.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/11/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Connection Issues

The lack of a network caused a number of problems recently for Steve Jones.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/11/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Double Up During Trips

When you develop software, it pays to write efficient code. However it doesn't seem that many companies truly believe this as they aren't always investing in their staff.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/11/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Continuous Learning

It pays to continuously learn more about your job. SQL Server is so large, it really is a lifelong effort to drive yourself forward to master more and more.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/11/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Pay It Forward

Steve Jones looks at the dilemma of training developers and having them leave, or maybe, just having them stay untrained.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/11/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The 2014 PASS Summit - Thursday

Steve Jones looks at some of the events from Day 2.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/11/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The 2014 PASS Summit Report - Day 1

A few highlights from the first full day of the Summit.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/11/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Normalizing Performance

Determining the best performance value you can get for your effort is not as straightforward as you might think.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/11/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Summit 2014

The PASS Summit is this week in Seattle, and Steve Jones has a few thoughts.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/11/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Geek Costume

This Friday Steve Jones has another fun poll. A question on the geek costume that might excite you the most.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/10/31 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Have You Been Hacked?

Security is a big deal, and Steve Jones wonders if most data professionals would be aware that they had been hacked.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/10/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Stuck in a Rut

What do people do when their job doesn't require a lot of technical skills? Steve Jones has a few thoughts.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/10/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Triple Digits

Salaries for data professionals have risen quite a bit, according to the latest salary survey. That's good for those of us working with SQL Server.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/10/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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