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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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Human and Machine Learning

Machine learning and AI are becoming more and more prevalent, which Steve Jones thinks is good.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/02/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Null Defaults

Today Steve Jones asks what default values you might choose for new columns in a table.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/03/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Multilingual Programmer

Steve looks back at the languages he's learned this week.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/02/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Lots of Learning at SQL Bits

Steve Jones is getting excited about learning at SQL Bits 2017.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/02/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Quick Testing with SQL Clone Images

Steve Jones explains how SQL Clone can be used to create multiple copies of a database for different testing scenarios, while using just a fraction of the disk space. For example for developers to experiment in sandbox environments, with full copies of large databases, without the hassle and delays of restoring backups or copying database files.   Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/02/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: provisioning
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The Cloud is Just a Tool

Today Steve Jones argues the cloud is just another tool for us to use. Not required, not ignored, but considered.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/02/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Moving Through Five Years

An updated editorial. The five years are almost up for the prediction that IT departments would be eliminated. Read Steve Jones thoughts on where we are today.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/02/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Problems With Database Problems

The GitLab crisis has Steve Jones thinking about two things: competence and care.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/02/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Why Devops? For Better Security

DevOps is supposed to help us build better software, faster. Steve Jones looks at one of the other benefits: security.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/02/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Backups Aren't Backups Until a Restore Is Made

Steve Jones comments on the Gitlab outage.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/02/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Great and Powerful Internet of Things

A look at the good, and bad, of the IoT world along with the potential future.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/02/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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A View of the Cloud

Today Steve Jones looks at how we can better build software by considering the cloud.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/02/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The vNext Bleeding Edge

Microsoft has a new early access program for SQL Server.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/01/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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A Wide Variation in Skill

We all have different levels of skills, and it's not always because we don't try. Sometimes it's a question of timing.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/01/31 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The New DBA is a Developer

Today Steve Jones says the lines between developers and DBAs is blurred.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/01/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The New SQL Server 2016 Edition Limits

There are some changes to memory limits in SQL Server 2016 SP1 Standard Edition.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/01/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The War Room

When things go wrong, how do you handle them? Steve Jones comments on crisis management using a great example from Amazon.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/01/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Your Favorite Feature that Needs Work

This week Steve Jones asks what parts of SQL Server would you improve and why.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/02/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The (Former) Complexity of PowerShell

Steve Jones notes that PowerShell seems to becoming an easier to use language for SQL Server professionals.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/01/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Development Lab

This week Steve Jones looks at hardware and the ways in which you might assemble a set of computers for building software.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/01/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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