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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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Data Lakes

An interesting new paradigm popped up in the news this week: the data lake. It examines data as a model for organizational architectures.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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SQL Cop and SQLServerCentral

Steve Jones runs the SQL Cop tests against the SQLServerCentral database and looks at the results.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/03/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sqlservercentral
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SQL Prompt Tip #7 - Begin End Highlighting

This SQL Prompt tip shows you how code highlighting makes it easier to find which items match up with each other.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql prompt
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 1,983 reads

SQL Prompt Tip #6 - Insert Semicolons

A quick SQL Prompt tip to automatically add semicolons to your code.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql prompt
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Two Days Off

Verizon is taking their cloud service offline for maintenance for two days. Steve Jones doesn't think that sounds good.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 178 reads

Multiple Backup Files

This Friday Steve Jones looks at your backup system and wonders how many people use striped backups.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Test Your Situation

One of the important things is to be able to recover your environment. That doesn't mean you need to know everything about SQL Server and potential disasters, but you should know their affect on your situation.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Selling Automation to Ops

Steve Jones thinks that DevOps is the wave of the future for most companies. He has a few ways to try and bridge the gap between development and Operations groups.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Recovering from Bad Deployments

When you deploy software, what do you do if things don't go well? Steve Jones talks about a few options you might have.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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SQL Prompt Tips #5 - Current Statement Execution

Learn how a new feature in SQL Prompt 6.4 can help you avoid costly mistakes in coding.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql prompt
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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
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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
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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
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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 | 188 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
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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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