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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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Is Rollback Feasible for Database Changes?

Many of us would like to be sure we could rollback changes made during a deployment if they caused issues. Steve Jones notes that it might not be worth actually building those scripts in advance.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/08/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Designing for the Public

The way that governments build software and work with data must change if we want to be more efficient.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/08/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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A Slower Job

As we get further in our career, I wonder how many of us would like a slower job.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/08/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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To Infinity and Beyond

A look at the potential of the space program.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/08/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Keyboard Hardlines

The potential vulnerabilities of wireless devices might be a security issue for databases.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/08/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Making Complex Table Changes

The complexity of tables makes modifying them over time a challenge, especially as data sizes grow.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/08/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Security Shaming

This week Steve Jones looks at a new idea, rating the security of products publicly to try and shame vendors into more secure coding.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/08/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Data Overload

When do you have too much data? What do you do if you aren't actually using all of it?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/08/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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What's Your Smoke Test?

A smoke test can be a good way to ensure complex systems are working as expected after maintenance or changes.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/08/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Defensive Programming

Learning to program defensively can prevent and catch errors early.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/08/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Moving Fast at Redgate

It's possible to change a software development team and dramatically improve things. Steve Jones highlights an example from Redgate Software.   Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/08/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Passwords Under Pressure

Passwords are a problem, especially when we're in a hurry. What should we do?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/08/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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How Far Have You Traveled for a SQL Saturday?

This Friday Steve Jones talks SQL Saturdays and asks how far you've traveled to attend one.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/07/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Too Much Information for Sports

Gathering too much data isn't always helpful, and doesn't necessarily help you make better decisions. However, that's up to you to decide how much is too much.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/07/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Failover

Too many failovers can cause problems, as can those that happen to often. Steve Jones says you need to consider whether you always need to failover in a sitaution.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/08/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Analyzing Data in Real Time

What is real time data analysis? Steve Jones has a few thoughts.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/07/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Learning to Search

Today Steve Jones notes that the ability to search if invaluable as the amount of information, or even objects, we deal with grows.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/07/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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A Buggy Release

Releasing software is stressful, and as Steve Jones notes today, can cause bankruptcy if you don't have a solid process.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/07/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Where's the Unit Testing?

Today Steve Jones wonders why we don't unit test more, especially for databases.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/07/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Relentless Cloud

The march to the cloud is ongoing and Steve Jones says you should prepare yourself. Even if your company doesn't move.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/07/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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