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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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Code Reviews

This week Steve Jones asks about a concept that he used early in his career: code reviews. It's a good practice, but it seems as though it's fallen out of favor with many developers.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/04/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Software Engineering in Practice

Is there a need for apprenticeships in the data world? Should we consciously seek to view our first year as an apprenticeship? Should companies provide learning paths for new hires?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/03/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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SQL Injection, Still?

We still have problems with SQL Injection. Steve Jones has a few thoughts on why.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/02/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Ship Safe...Ship Often

How can we ship safe, and ship often? Steve Jones has a few comments on the need for better engineering.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/02/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Cost of Switching

With so many companies looking at other platforms, when should an organization consider changing their database? Steve Jones has a few thoughts.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Double Up During Trips

When you develop software, it pays to write efficient code. However it doesn't seem that many companies truly believe this as they aren't always investing in their staff.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/11/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Database Checkups

It's important that you are watching your databases' health to be sure that you can make changes, as well as rollback patches when issues occur.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/09/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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