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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 Exciting World of Data

Steve Jones gave a keynote, and has a little fun this week with the topic of his talk.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/09/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Quiet Zone

Noise is vibration, and that can affect your systems, as Steve Jones notes today.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/09/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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What is the Future of Monitoring?

Monitoring your systems is critical to ensuring security and stability. Steve Jones shares a few thoughts on where monitoring might go with more computer assistance in the future.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/09/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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DevOps at Microsoft

Microsoft has dramatically changed the way they develop software, in a very public way, as Steve Jones notes.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/09/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Black Boxes

The world of machine learning and artificial intelligence are growing. Steve Jones notes this means we need to decide if we can trust the black boxes.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/09/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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What Helps You Learn?

This Friday Steve Jones looks to find out what things help people learn and build skills more readily.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/09/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Why We Need Backups First

This week Steve Jones notes that backups aren't the most important thing for your data. Restores are.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/09/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Capture the Flag

A competition among software bots may foretell a vision of the future for software developers.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/09/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Are You a Tech Company?

Is your company a tech company? Steve Jones looks at the world from the perspective of software development and how that impacts business.   Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/09/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The 10X Programmer

Today Steve Jones discusses the mythical 10x programmer from the context of databases.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/09/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Danger of xp_cmdshell

This week Steve Jones wonders what you think of xp_cmdshell.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/09/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Down Tools Week 2016

Last week Steve Jones participated in the Down Tools Week at Redgate Software.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/09/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Data Science Education

Data Science is a hot area and one to which quite a few people would like to move. Steve Jones has some thoughts on trying to get certified in this area.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/09/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Encryption Keys Matter

Protecting the keys used for encrypion can really matter for companies, and in today's complex world, that can be difficult. Monitoring becomes important to helping here.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/09/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Better Coding

The Australian Census was a mess, and supposedly some university students build a better version. Steve Jones comments on better coding practices.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/08/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Up, Up, and Away

Steve Jones is about to leave on a long(-ish) trip away from home.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/08/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Ignoring Database Version Control

Steve Jones thinks version control is important, even for databases.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/09/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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PoSh Everywhere

With the open sourcing of the PowerShell platform, Steve Jones is excited.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/08/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Future for Database Administrators

Today Steve Jones talks about the job changes and prospects for those that manage IT systems.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/08/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Security Leaks from Websites

No matter what we do to secure our databases, we need to be sure our applications are well written, both with secure coding, but also good information handling.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/08/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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