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SQLAndy

I'm Andy Warren, currently a SQL Server trainer with End to End Training. Over the past few years I've been a developer, DBA, and IT Director. I was one of the original founders of SQLServerCentral.com and helped grow that community from zero to about 300k members before deciding to move on to other ventures.

Archives: November 2007

Technical Debt/Steve McConnell is the man!

Steve is the guy who wrote Code Complete (get rev 2 if you buy) which I consider to be required reading if you want to be a professional developer and occasionally he'll have some pretty interesting stuff on his blog. This time it was about technical debt, a subject near… Read more

1 comments, 170 reads

Posted in SQLAndy on 5 November 2007

Replicate Stored Procedure Execution Published on SSC

Most people 'set it and forget it' when it comes to replication, not realizing that changes to rows on the publisher are applied one row at a time on the subscriber using the system generated procs created on the subscriber. I actually tend to agree with the concept, opting for… Read more

0 comments, 106 reads

Posted in SQLAndy on 5 November 2007

Linking Access to SQL Server Reposted on SSC

This is an older article that was recycled for Fri, but still seems to get a decent number of views and some good discussion. It's fun to see who sees the power of Access and not just the pain! I still use Access for some really adhoc reporting and for… Read more

1 comments, 196 reads

Posted in SQLAndy on 4 November 2007

Two TechEds Better Than One?

Just saw the announcement that there will be two back to back TechEd's next year. Both will be held in Orlando which is good for me!

  • Tech·Ed U.S. 2008 Developers, June 3-6
  • Tech·Ed U.S. 2008 IT Professionals, June 10-13

The note says that the dev-centric one doesn't supercede the PDC,… Read more

0 comments, 84 reads

Posted in SQLAndy on 3 November 2007

Mini Review: Building Technical User Communites by Greg Low

I had the chance to see Greg do a presentation at the PASS Summit in Denver that was based on the book and so decided to grab a copy from Amazon. It's a small book, 118 pages, and fairly inexpensive, about $16 online. I've already learned quite a few lessons… Read more

0 comments, 91 reads

Posted in SQLAndy on 2 November 2007

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