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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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Code Reviews

This week Steve Jones asks about a concept that he used early in his career: code reviews. It's a good practice, but it seems as though it's fallen out of favor with many developers.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/04/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 168 reads

Security Through Chaos

A company Steve Jones knows uses a diverse network infrastructure to help provide security.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/04/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Embrace Stored Procedures

Developers working with SQL Server should learn to embrace stored procedures. They really, really do work well.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/04/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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QA for Data

Often DBAs and developers might make quick data changes to correct user problems or application shortfalls. Steve Jones notes that we can make mistakes, and perhaps we should ensure we QA, or at least log, our changes.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/04/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Opportunistic Hacker

Sometimes the crimes of opportunity might be the worst ones for our data.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/04/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 191 reads

Monitoring After Deployment

This Friday's poll looks at the time after deployment. Can you tell if things were successful? Do you have a formal way to determine if the changes are causing issues?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/04/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 101 reads

Pre-built or Ad Hoc

Steve Jones talks about the ad hoc nature of some NoSQL databases and whether that's something that most users want.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/04/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Devil's in the Details

This week Steve Jones notes that the little details can sometimes have a big impact in your code.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/04/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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State v Migrations

Steve Jones talks a bit about the difference between state based and migrations based approaches for deployment.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/04/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Kanban

Steve Jones talks about organizing and tracking work with kanban and how that might help you.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/04/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Release Wednesday

One of the teams at Red Gate is releasing new changes every Wednesday, which reminds Steve Jones of a time earlier in his career.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/04/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Microservices for Databases

The idea of using microservices is gaining traction, but Steve Jones notes that the issues of databases might prevent adoption for many applications.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/04/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Get Your Service Broker Messages in Order. Always.

Learn how you can guarantee the ordering of all messages in a Service Broker queue, regardless of conversations.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/04/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: service broker (sssb)
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What is Database Continuous Integration?

This is an introductory article to explain what Continuous Integration (CI) is and how it can be used in database development.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/04/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: continuous integration
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Source Code Security

The code you use may contain security information. Be extra careful in this case, especially when you use encryption.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/03/31 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Software Engineering in Practice

Is there a need for apprenticeships in the data world? Should we consciously seek to view our first year as an apprenticeship? Should companies provide learning paths for new hires?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/03/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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SSMS or SSDT

The question this week deals with tools. Steve Jones is looking to see which tools are preferred by most database developers.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/03/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Common Mistakes

This week Steve Jones is wondering what the common mistakes that T-SQL developers make are.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/03/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 351 reads

Microsoft and R

R is an interesting language and one that might become more important to data professionals in the future. Microsoft is also making an investment here.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/03/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Small Experiments in Data

Amsterdam is using data to try and improve their city.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/03/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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