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Posted Thursday, June 26, 2014 2:13 PM


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Most people watch a lot more television than six hours per week. What do I do with that time instead? I read books and blogs. I "tinker" with SSIS and SQL Server and software development. I study our craft and trends and tools.


Amen to that! Great article Andy!


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Truly, this site is giving lot of information every day, I am learning a lot through this site.
I thank every one who is contributing

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What? SQLBits in Telford? That is really close to me so I must...hold on...I am abroad on holiday until the 20th!!!

Nothing seems to drop in my lap until, well...until I stand up!!!


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Andy Leonard (6/24/2014)
Comments posted to this topic are about the item <A HREF="/articles/Editorial/110058/">Never Stop Learning</A>


Really nice article from one of the best. Thanks Andy.

The problem that I see with so many people isn't that they stopped learning. Rather it's they never started.


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"RBAR is pronounced "ree-bar" and is a "Modenism" for "Row-By-Agonizing-Row".

First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column."

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Andy,
You have been blessed with exceptional gifts!

Your ability to distill and communicate your knowledge is really remarkable, and it far exceeds most of your peers. Your skill is on par with the really exceptional textbook educators (that routinely charge $150-200 for their books). Your SSIS Stairway series was exceptional. (I printed the series and had it tape bound.) Have you ever considered expanding your communication skills to distilling the BI Semantic Model??


For me balance is an overrated luxury that I can't afford. I am in my late 50's and I am reinventing myself. Given the diminished runway, I am relentless in studying my craft.
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