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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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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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Scary Deployments

Today Steve Jones talks about the problem of having code that people are afraid to change or deploy.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/07/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Security is Getting Serious

Today Steve Jones notes that back doors could be inserted into chips, which would be a huge problem.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/07/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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New Mobile Attack Vectors

With many mobile phones containing malware, Steve Jones notes this could be a problem for data professionals.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/07/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Remote DBA

This Friday, Steve Jones asks if you're like to work remotely. With the trend moving this way, mostly for extra hours, maybe you'd like to move that way for most of your work time.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/07/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The New Data Warehouse Choice

Steve Jones looks a little more closely at the Azure SQL Data Warehouse, perhaps a viable choice for many of us.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/07/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Losing Rows

MongoDB can lose some rows in queries run very close together. Is that bad? Steve Jones thinks so, though this doesn't mean you shouldn't use MongoDB or any other NoSQL database.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/07/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Going On-Prem?

Is the decision for a new database starting to switch from the default of on-premise to in the cloud? Steve Jones has a few thoughts on when we'll get there.   Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/07/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Fuzzy Processing

There are times when you don't want to get exact mathematical calculations in data processing, and Steve Jones talks about one of them today.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/07/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Growing Artificial Intelligence

This week Steve Jones discusses artificial intelligence and one of the building blocks that will be needed: data.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/07/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Bad Data Shutdown

Not more hacking, but rather a data error in some cars is disturbing to Steve Jones.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/07/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Monitoring and Alerting

Knowing what is happening on your systems, and being told when a system is not behaving normally is very important for administrators. Steve Jones has a few thoughts on monitoring today.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/06/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Independence Day II

It's a holiday in the US and Steve Jones wishes everyone a good day.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/07/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Baby Steps to DevOps

Steve Jones discusses the way to approach a DevOps implementation.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/07/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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DevOps and Security

Are DevOps and security diametrically opposed? An interesting pieces says no, and Steve Jones comments.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/06/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Democratic Data Science

Data science is hot now, but work is being done to use the power of software to handle some of the grunt work with data analysis problems.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/06/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Email or Username

One of the things that can be an issue in database design is the data used to identify a user.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/06/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Why Use R Services?

R Services were added to SQL Server 2016, and there are customers using this feature to improve their business processes.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/06/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Have You Designed a Database from Scratch?

An interesting question from Steve Jones today, asking what is your experience with designing databases.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/06/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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