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Go Code

Steve Jones wants more people to learn to code.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/11/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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A Software Warranty

Steve Jones says that developers should take responsibility for the code they deploy, perhaps with a warranty of sorts inside their company.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/10/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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DevOps at Microsoft

Microsoft has dramatically changed the way they develop software, in a very public way, as Steve Jones notes.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/09/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Capture the Flag

A competition among software bots may foretell a vision of the future for software developers.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/09/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Better Coding

The Australian Census was a mess, and supposedly some university students build a better version. Steve Jones comments on better coding practices.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/08/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Is Rollback Feasible for Database Changes?

Many of us would like to be sure we could rollback changes made during a deployment if they caused issues. Steve Jones notes that it might not be worth actually building those scripts in advance.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/08/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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What's Your Smoke Test?

A smoke test can be a good way to ensure complex systems are working as expected after maintenance or changes.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/08/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Abstraction

Developing software requires abstractions. Should we do more in database development?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/06/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Great Developers

A great developer is worth more than an average one, but how much more? Steve Jones has a few thoughts for you to think about.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/05/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Naming Is Hard

Naming objects and variables in software can create contention in a team. While there are good conventions and standards, ultimately a team just needs to agree on something.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/04/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Do Less

One way to make code run faster is to have less of it. Or ensure the code you have does less work.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/03/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Building Better Software

Steve Jones discusses the idea of building software better, and why that's a challenge for many of us.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/03/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Learning from Microsoft

Microsoft has changed their engineering to do amazing things in the cloud, especially with SQL Server. We could all learn from this.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/03/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Dangers of Algorithms

How we implement algorithms can change the way the world works with our software. Steve Jones wonders if we should be disclosing the algorithms themselves.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/02/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Rulebreaking Developers

How much of a problem is it when developers can blamed for issues?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/01/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Technical Debt

Steve Jones discusses the need to keep technical debt under control.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/11/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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From Great Idea to End Result

IT is too slow. That was a quote that inspired this piece from Steve Jones that talks about the need for IT to be more flexible and agile in their efforts. That includes the data professional in their modeling.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/10/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Road to Success

The road to success is paved with cobblestones.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/08/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Mission Critical Deployments

Is a software deployment responsible for a plane crash? That's a scary thought.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/08/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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How many environments?

This Friday Steve Jones looks at the setup for your software pipeline. He's wondering how complex it is with how many separated environments.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/08/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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