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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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Rulebreaking Developers

How much of a problem is it when developers can blamed for issues?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/01/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Is Change Coming?

In the final Database Weekly of 2015, Steve Jones looks at a CIO's column on workplace change.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/12/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Hacking to Hide

People have hacked the voyage data recorders in ships. Steve Jones thinks this is a fundamental problem in computing systems.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/01/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Surface Book

Steve Jones is looking for a new laptop. Perhaps. Read on to see what he wants in a machine.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/01/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The End of 2015

Steve Jones looks back at 2015 and the year we had as data professionals.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/12/31 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Are We Suckers?

This week Steve Jones wonders if we work too much. Do we give more to our employers than they give to us?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/12/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Security Decisions

This week Steve Jones looks at how we make secutiy decisions for our systems, and whether this is really the best way to do things.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/12/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Happy New Year 2016

Let's look forward to the new year.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/01/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Correct Old Mistakes

We all make mistakes, but it's important that we revise our code to correct them over time.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/12/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Machines are Learning

Today Steve Jones talks about the advances in machine learning.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/12/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Years of Experience

Today Steve Jones looks at your experience, and what you do with it.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/12/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The $90,000 Laptop

The payment for a lost laptop: $90,000.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/12/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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How Much Eventual Consistency Do You Have?

This week Steve Jones wants to know if you have eventual consistency in your environment?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/12/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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An Inconceivable Scale

Steve Jones looks at the scale of data and how it's changed for us.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/12/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Are We Engineers?

Steve Jones continues the never ending argument of whether software developers deserve the moniker of engineer.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/12/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Rethinking Hiring

Today Steve Jones looks at the problems we have with hiring staff and the troubles we go through. Perhaps we can do better with an investment in our people.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/12/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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What is DevOps?

The DevOps moniker seems to bring together good practices that some companies have followed for years. However lots don't, and today Steve Jones tries to get inspire a few of you to give it a try.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/12/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Thanks

On this day after Thanksgiving in the US, Steve Jones has a few thanks to give.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/11/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Auditor Attack Vector

Steve Jones shares a story about losing data today.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/12/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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NoSQL Complaints

One NoSQL database is not necessarily like another. Steve Jones notes that some of the complaints out there will likely be easily overcome.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/11/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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