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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 2018/11/08 | 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 2018/10/31 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Will Coding Be Less Important?

The future of coding may be similar to that of today.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/06/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Quality-Driven Software Development

While software is among the most widely used products in human history, it also has one of the highest failure rates due to poor quality. In this article, Cynthia Dzikiti explains how quality should be part of all aspects of the software lifecycle.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2018/03/05 | Source: Redgate | Category: software development
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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 2017/12/19 | 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 2017/12/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Good Practices for Software Development

We always want to follow the best, or at least good, practices for software development. However do you know what those are? Steve Jones notes there's at least one that isn't often followed.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/11/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Don't Use Code Coverage

Code Coverage is a metric that Steve Jones sees often misused.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/10/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Software Has Bugs

All software has bugs, according to Steve Jones.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/06/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Less QA?

It seems that QA is being cut more and more as software development advances. Is that a good thing? Steve Jones has some thoughts.   Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/05/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The right way to approach a legacy code base

Andrea Angella shares what he learned from attending Michael Feather's workshop on working effectively with legacy code.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/04/20 | Source: Redgate | Category: software development
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A View of the Cloud

Today Steve Jones looks at how we can better build software by considering the cloud.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/02/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Better Coding, More Savings

The way we write code impacts our users, but it can also impact our wallet, especially in cloud computing. Steve Jones wonders how many people bother to profile and test their code.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/12/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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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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