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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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No Downtime Deployments

Can you deploy your database changes without any downtime? Steve Jones has a few notes.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/07/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Visualizing in Space

An amazing visualization of basketball players has Steve Jones encouraging you to find your own pet project and showcase some skills.   Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/07/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Hiring for Culture

Steve Jones discusses the decision to hire someone that fits in with your culture at work, and what that means.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/07/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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What We Want and What We'll Pay For

The challenges of getting enough resources for our projects aren't always apparent.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/07/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 84 reads

The Evolving DBA

The job of the DBA is constantly evolving, but one thing has always been critical: access to data.   Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/07/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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There Are Always Constraints

We must learn to deal with the reality of our situation, along with the limitations.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/07/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 101 reads

Presenting Data

One important skill is for the DBA or developer of the future is being sure they can present data to clients in a way they can use it.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/07/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Continuous Delivery In Real Life

Everyone wants to know who is actually using Continuous Deliver for their software. Today Steve Jones has a prominent example.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/07/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Modeling for Graph Databases

This week Steve Jones looks at modeling data in a graph database.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/07/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Jump In

Steve Jones encourages you to help others and share your knowledge.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/07/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 95 reads

Data or Experience

Is it more imortant to use the data or your experience? Does one have more weight than the other?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/07/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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I Feel Like a Magician

Something sufficiently complex, in our eyes, may appear to be magic. Steve Jones feels some of his knowledge about SQL Server looks the same way to others.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/07/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Half a Year

We're halfway through the 2015 year and Steve Jones has a few thoughts for you this holiday weekend.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/07/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 67 reads

Is Skynet Coming?

The poll this week looks to the future and artificial intelligence. Steve Jones wonders if we'll ever really see this.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/07/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Training Computer Scientists

What's the best way to enter this business? Steve Jones has a few thoughts on the traditional CS degree.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/07/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Importance of Our Work

Work is important, and it's a large part of our lives, but Steve Jones notes we need to keep things in perspective.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/06/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 119 reads

SSMS Maturity

Announcements recently for changes in SSMS mean that the tool many of us rely on is growing up.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/07/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The New DBA

Steve Jones has a new take on what it means to be a DBA.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/06/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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#SQLNewBlogger

Steve Jones talks about blogging today, how it can help your career, and how easy it can be to get started.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/06/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 117 reads

The Challenges of Space

CSS Engineers at Microsoft are reporting more space issues with database systems. Steve Jones has a few comments.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/06/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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