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The Geek Costume

This Friday Steve Jones has another fun poll. A question on the geek costume that might excite you the most.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/10/31 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Have You Been Hacked?

Security is a big deal, and Steve Jones wonders if most data professionals would be aware that they had been hacked.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/10/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Stuck in a Rut

What do people do when their job doesn't require a lot of technical skills? Steve Jones has a few thoughts.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/10/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Triple Digits

Salaries for data professionals have risen quite a bit, according to the latest salary survey. That's good for those of us working with SQL Server.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/10/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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CI and CD Aren't Magic

The techniques for Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) don't make software better by themselves. It takes some investment and work by your staff as well.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/10/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Managers: who needs them?

Managers, look away now. Patrick Index wants to get something off his chest...  Read more...
By Patrick Index 2014/10/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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What's a Toaster?

There are always generic items that we encounter in life, things where it doesn't seem to matter to each of us what brand/price/model we pick. This Friday Steve Jones asks what you might consider to be generic in your job.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/10/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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When is 8000 too small?

Over the years the page size in SQL Server has changed, growing larger to fit larger data sets. However not all functions have been modified to work with larger page sizes. Or even exceed them. Steve Jones wonders if it's time to increase the page size.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/10/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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When Work Gets in the Way of Work

Work sometimes gets in the way of work. Steve Jones notes this can cause stress and problems over time.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/10/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Why Would You Move?

Most people prefer to work with the platforms that they are familiar with, but there is always pressure to try new, exciting technologies when others have success. Steve Jones explores the idea of switching platforms.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/10/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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In Praise of Service Broker

Phil Factor on one of SQL Server's unsung and underused workhorses.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2014/10/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: service broker
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It's about Perception

What's the most important thing about your application? The code? The accuracy of its calculations? The layout of the reports? Steve Jones has another opinion.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/10/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Who Watches the Watchers?

Who checks on those who manage our systems? Is there auditing in place for those accidental DBAs?  Read more...
By Brandie Tarvin 2014/10/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Handling Inconvenient Requests

Brad gives a little guidance on how you might want to respond to inconvenient requests with an eye on doing yourself a favor.  Read more...
By Brad McGehee 2014/10/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Mercenary

Steve Jones talks about making deliberate career choices, or just moving from place to place without any worry about the job. Do you care about what work you do? Or is it just a job?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/10/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Fine Products for the Modern Drudge

As working hours in tech trend upwards, we look at some ways to make life easier.  Read more...
By Dave Convery 2014/10/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: career
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Document, then Install

Should we declare what we want installed and then have every instance configure itself? Steve Jones talks about the need to ensure we know what is running before we install rather than documenting it afterwards.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/10/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Fun Data Analysis

This week Steve wants to know if you'd have some issues when analyzing data and you've mistaken correlation for causation.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/10/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Continuous Delivery for Windows?

It seems as though Microsoft might be moving to a Continuous Delivery process for Windows 10. Steve Jones isn't sure that's a good thing, but it is interesting.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/10/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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A T-SQL Code Testing Guide

Testing our database code is a fairly immature process for many of this, but perhaps we could build a guide that helps everyone learn to write better and more comprehensive tests.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/10/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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