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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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Bad Days

This Friday Steve Jones wants you to look back and cringe a bit. Share with the rest of the community what a bad day was for you and see if it was really as bad as you think.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/03/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 144 reads

Continuous Delivery

The practice of continuous software development is growing, with continuous integration, deployment, and delivery being topics that Steve Jones is learning about. Today he talks about delivery.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/03/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 99 reads

Risks and Bets

Steve Jones looks back at the T-SQL Tuesday topic this week.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/02/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 91 reads

Geeky Entertainment

As a break from work, this week Steve Jones wants to know what you wish for. Are there comic book, science fiction, or technological thrillers you'd like to see made into movies?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/02/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 131 reads

Downtime

Most of us are working to prevent downtime in our systems. However Netflix thinks a little forced downtime is good for the software developers and infrastructure people.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/03/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 163 reads

Lawsuits and Data Breaches

Steve Jones notes that a data breach resulted in a lawsuit. How long before that's a common practice, and should we be preparing as data professionals.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/02/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 111 reads

Fixing CREATE TABLE

Steve Jones has a problem with the inconsistency of the CREATE TABLE statement in SQL Server and has an idea on what to do.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/02/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 219 reads

Caching

A SQL Server database can easily be seen as a bottleneck as all data must be retrieved from a single machine. However a caching strategy in your application and alleviate load and improve performance.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/02/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 185 reads

Open Call for Editorials

Steve Jones is putting out an open call for guest editorial pieces in the spring of 2014. If you're interested, read on.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/02/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Did This Work? - Forum Changes at SQLServerCentral

We've made a change to the forums at SQLServerCentral. Learn how you can mark a post as an answer to your question and help others.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/02/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sqlservercentral
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 634 reads

Performance Tuning Through Panic

We've all been there, trying to improve performance in a panic situation and not making things better.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/02/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 287 reads

The Remote Balance

Telecommuting and remote work are growing in many fields, but especially technology. However the practice needs to be balanced with the notion that you still have a life outside of work.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/02/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 132 reads

The Data Platform Vision

Microsoft published a vision for their data platform and SQL Server recently. Steve Jones has a few thoughts on what this means for you. Hint: it's cloudy.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/02/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 108 reads

The Security of Interconnected Systems

We are interconnecting more and more computer systems and applications all the time. Security becomes a problem when one of these systems hasn't been properly configured, secured, or coded. Steve Jones notes this is becoming a real problem.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/02/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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VMs for Development

Many technical people use Virtual Machines to build their own lab or test environment. Today Steve Jones asks how you've built your setup.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/02/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 172 reads

What is Continuous Integration for Databases?

What is continuous integration for databases? Steve Jones gives a short explanation and information on why you might care about this.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/02/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 314 reads

Top Talent Leaves

Why do employees leave their companies? There are a variety of reasons, but when your most talented people leave, that's a concern. Steve Jones comments on what we might do about this.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/02/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 269 reads

How Often Do I Backup my Log?

Do you know how often to back up your SQL Server transaction log? Steve Jones has a few thoughts today and notes that you definitely need to know how to restore the log backups.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/02/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 193 reads

The SQLCLR Impact

Has the SQLCLR system impacted your SQL Server environment? Steve Jones wants to know if it has or has not today.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/02/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 153 reads

Auditing Matters

We might not be able to stop hacks, attacks, or issues with our databases, but knowing that they've occurred is important. Steve Jones notes that we might need auditing more than security.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/02/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 121 reads
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