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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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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
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 136 reads

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
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 166 reads

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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CI and CD Aren't Magic

The techniques for Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) don't make software better by themselves. It takes some investment and work by your staff as well.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/10/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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When Work Gets in the Way of Work

Work sometimes gets in the way of work. Steve Jones notes this can cause stress and problems over time.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/10/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Why Would You Move?

Most people prefer to work with the platforms that they are familiar with, but there is always pressure to try new, exciting technologies when others have success. Steve Jones explores the idea of switching platforms.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/10/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 149 reads

Mercenary

Steve Jones talks about making deliberate career choices, or just moving from place to place without any worry about the job. Do you care about what work you do? Or is it just a job?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/10/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Document, then Install

Should we declare what we want installed and then have every instance configure itself? Steve Jones talks about the need to ensure we know what is running before we install rather than documenting it afterwards.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/10/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Saving Hard Dollars

Data analysis can save money and resources, but it will certainly transform our world.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/10/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 88 reads

Fun Data Analysis

This week Steve wants to know if you'd have some issues when analyzing data and you've mistaken correlation for causation.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/10/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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