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Is Unit Testing Important?

Testing our applications is important, but at what level do we need to test? Steve Jones talks about unit testing today, and wonders if this is prevalent for SQL Server developers.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/03/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Divide and Conquer

Schemas may be largely irrelevant to small databases, where it is no trouble to assign permissions to individual objects, but they are vital for a hard working corporate database that is being actively developed and used by several applications, with thousands of objects that must be assigned the correct permission.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2014/03/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Bad Days

This Friday Steve Jones wants you to look back and cringe a bit. Share with the rest of the community what a bad day was for you and see if it was really as bad as you think.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/03/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Privacy and Data

Much of the data collected by companies is being sold for profit. This data isn't treated well and while not much may change, perhaps we should be aware of how we handle data as professionals.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/03/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Byte Me: Vendor Problems

Pick your poison.  Read more...
By Bob Lang 2014/03/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Worst Code

What's the worst code you've seen? Steve Jones hopes it isn't your own code.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/03/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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How Many Passwords?

How many passwords do you have? Steve Jones has a lot and while he notes there are some new ways for us to authorize ourselves for servers, they aren't necessarily making things more secure or less complex.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/03/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Getting Started with Azure

Many people have been unsure of cloud computing and what it means for your particular application. Steve Jones notes there's a great new demo that can help you get started exploring the Azure offerings.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/03/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Squeezing the DBA

What do you do as a DBA if you get asked to cook the books? With the economy doing poorly, some executives will be tempted to mis-report earnings and they might ask the technical people to help. Steve Jones has a few thoughts.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/03/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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#sqlhelp

The #sqlhelp hashtag on Twitter is a great way to interact with the SQL Server community and get help.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/03/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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A True SQL OS

SQL Server is so large and complex that it's like an operating system. In fact, there the core engine is often referred to as the "SQL OS" by Microsoft developers. Steve Jones would like to see SQL Server as it's own OS at some point.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/03/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Developers, developers, developers

A survey of developers on Stack Overflow has some interesting results that Steve Jones notes. Some of them might just impact our careers as data professionals.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/03/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Continuous Delivery

The practice of continuous software development is growing, with continuous integration, deployment, and delivery being topics that Steve Jones is learning about. Today he talks about delivery.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/03/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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An Integrated Process for Software Delivery.

Developers, enamored of the integrated approach to Software Delivery, would like to be able to respond to business need in business time, adding functionality when the need is recognized, instead of 6-9 months later after it's gone through the sclerotic IT purchasing and configuration process.  Read more...
By Grant Fritchey 2014/03/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Mini-Me

This Friday Steve Jones asks if you build your own mini-me's to help you manage your database systems.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/03/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Byte Me: Bugging Out

Beware added value.  Read more...
By Bob Lang 2014/03/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Is Rolling Back The Same as Failing?

When you must rollback a deployment of changes, is that a failure of the process? The development effort? Or something else?  Read more...
By Andy Warren 2014/03/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Downtime

Most of us are working to prevent downtime in our systems. However Netflix thinks a little forced downtime is good for the software developers and infrastructure people.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/03/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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DBA Dreams

Louis Davidson on the small dreams that DBAs can nurture, each day, to elevate the drudgery of a seemingly banal task into a celebration of purpose.  Read more...
By Louis Davidson (@drsql) 2014/03/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Geeky Entertainment

As a break from work, this week Steve Jones wants to know what you wish for. Are there comic book, science fiction, or technological thrillers you'd like to see made into movies?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/02/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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