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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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Testing

We know that software testing is important, but we often don't do a great job of executing. Steve Jones talk database testing today.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 103 reads

Staying Successful

What helps people be successful in a company? Perhaps a little analytic work can help employers determine this.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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What's Coming True?

Steve Jones looks forward to the new year and asks in this poll what you think will happen.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 126 reads

Beware the Small Things

Minor disasters can become major ones quickly.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/12/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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2014: The Review

Steve Jones looks back at 2014 from a data perspective.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/12/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The 2015 Plan

As we look to the new year, Steve Jones wonders what improvements you might be planning for your career.   Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/12/31 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 178 reads

Deleting Data

The "right to be forgotten" law in Europe has Steve Jones a bit worried.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/12/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 185 reads

Data Security Woes

Another week, and another set of data security issues around the world.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/12/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 81 reads

Merry Christmas 2014 and Happy Holidays

Holiday wishes from Steve Jones.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/12/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Moving On

Today Steve Jones talks about the inevitable event where someone leaves their job.   Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/12/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Go Small

The SQL Server community is amazing, and Steve Jones hopes we continue to be close as we grow. He brings light on an idea to grow us larger, but smaller.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/12/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Wish List

This Friday Steve Jones asks you about your geek Christmas wishes.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/12/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Prevent sp_ Procedures with SQLCop

Learn how you can use SQLCop to prevent your developers from writing stored procedures that are named sp_ something.   Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: tsqlt
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 5,143 reads

Installing tSQLt

Get started testing your database code with the tSQLt framework.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: tsqlt
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 9,041 reads

Drop and Recreate

Steve Jones notes that disasters come in all shapes and sizes, but a little prep that you might not have thought of can reduce the scale of the issues.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/12/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 173 reads

The Last Job

Steve Jones contemplates employment and the future of the last job he'll have. This Friday he asks you if this might be yours.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/12/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Citizen Programmers

Steve Jones finds the Salesforce platform interesting and notes we have lots of "citizen programmers" doing work with data.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/12/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 124 reads

Holiday Struggles

The sporadic schedule of a day or two a week this holiday season has been a struggle for Steve Jones.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/12/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Managerial Moneyball

Steve Jones notes that the Moneyball phenomenon has come to managers and perhaps a little training and data can help find us better managers.   Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/12/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 99 reads

What Have You Learned Lately?

Have you learned anything new lately? Steve Jones asks the question after an interesting T-SQL Tuesday.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/12/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 143 reads
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