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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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Webinars

The SSC and Red Gate webinar archive.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/03/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: webinar
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Data Breach Danger

Is a data breach a danger to those identified in the data. A court says no, but Steve Jones wonders if this is a bad decision.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/03/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Worst Comments

Comments in code can be tricky, but certainly some are better than others. What are your bad examples?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/03/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Express Choice

This week Steve Jones wonders if you'd be willing to use Express edition in production situations.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/02/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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No State Based Deployments

Today Steve Jones talks about deploying your database changes, and how you can't ever really depend on a state based approach.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/03/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Small Leadership

Today Steve Jones talks leadership, and the value it can bring to your team if you display just a little of it.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/02/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Query Store

This week Steve Jones talks about the query store after an article was released describing it.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/02/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Building Small Habits

Today Steve Jones talks about development, and finding ways to make small changes that improve your code.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/02/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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DBA Skills: Striped Backup Video

Watch this short video on creating a striped backup for your database.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/02/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: dba skills
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DBA Skills - Creating a Striped Backup

Learn how to create a striped backup in this short piece.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/02/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: dba skills
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Making Plans

PASS President Tom Larock doesn't make long term plans. Steve Jones doesn't make long term plans. Do you?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/02/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Your Tools

In many occupations, workers invest in their own tools. However we rarely do that in technology.   Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/02/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Ship Safe...Ship Often

How can we ship safe, and ship often? Steve Jones has a few comments on the need for better engineering.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/02/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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SQL Injection, Still?

We still have problems with SQL Injection. Steve Jones has a few thoughts on why.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/02/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Where Do You End Up as a DBA?

Steve Jones talks about careers, and where you might take your career over time.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/02/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Starting a New Job

Steve Jones talks about starting a new job and the need to get up to speed quickly, perhaps by being prepared on day 1.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/02/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Burnout

Doing the same thing for too long, and not enjoying it, isn't good for anyone. You might be burned out, or as Steve Jones notes, you might need to change our perspective.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/02/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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You Better Learn to Work at Scale

We are managing more and more systems and databases all the time. To Steve Jones, that means we must be able to work at scale.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/29 | Category: editorial
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Normal Data

More and more people are starting to perform data analysis, including DBAs, but they should be aware of what normal means for data.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Which Problem Are You Solving?

This week Steve Jones talks a bit about problem solving and how you should approach the issue.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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