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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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SQL Prompt Tips #3 - Snippet Placeholder $Paste$

Another quick tip for SQL Prompt, using the snippets to increase your productivity.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2012/05/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql prompt
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 168 reads

Patching Problems

Problems with SQL Server after applying the Windows 8.1 update have Steve Jones concerned about software updates.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/05/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Development Backup

Backing up your development environment can be important. After all, aren't your developers producing products that you use?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/05/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 108 reads

Failure

This week Steve Jones has a poll to make you think based on Tim O'Reilly's look back at how he succeeded and failed with his company.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/05/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Calling Local Speakers

Steve Jones asks for more of the local people to help teach, train, and grow the community.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/05/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 84 reads

SQL Prompt Tips #2 - Casing Options

A quick tip to help you set your object names to your preferred case in T-SQL code.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2012/05/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql prompt
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 195 reads

SQL Prompt Tips #1 - Selecting in the Object Explorer

A quick tip to help you get the most out of SQL Prompt  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2012/05/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql prompt
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Balancing Learning

How do you determine when you use a new technique or stick with a tried and true method? Steve Jones notes that we try to teach you new things at SQLServerCentral, but do you use them?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/05/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Backup Responsibility

Backups are important in most companies and today Steve Jones asks who has the responsibility in yours.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/05/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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What are you worth?

When negotiating your salary, it helps to know what the ranges are for your experience and area. Steve Jones gives a little advice today.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/05/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Why Don't We Have Better Practices?

It seems as though the quality of much software isn't very good. What is that? Couldn't we do better? Certainly some people write much better code. Why can't the rest of us imitate them?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/05/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Better Training

What are better ways to train people to work in the technology field? Steve Jones has a few ideas.   Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/05/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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No Handwaving Away the DBA

Steve Jones doesn't think that companies can just do away with a DBA. Apparently there are people on the NoSQL platform that agree.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/05/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Lots of Security Concerns

This past week saw lots of security concerns, especially around data. Steve Jones has a few comments about the implications.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/05/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Vocation or Career

Do you have a vocation or career? Steve Jones talks a bit about the difference today.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/05/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Finding Topics

How does Steve Jones write editorials? He shares a few thoughts today.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/05/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Managers

Steve Jones thinks that the attitudes of managers need to change if we want to be more productive in the future.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/05/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Gadget Itch

What would build if you had time? Anything fun or interesting? What's on your mind if you're a maker?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/05/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Subtle Push to the Cloud

There's a push to the cloud from Microsoft, and Steve Jones has a few thoughts. Have you warmed up to the cloud at all?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/04/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Open Source the MCM

The MCM certification program has been abandoned by Microsoft. Steve Jones thinks the material can still be useful for the community.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/04/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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