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Archives: June 2012

I’m speaking at the PASS Summit 2012

The PASS Summit 2012 schedule has been released, and I’m proud to announce that I’ve been selected to present a regular session during this event.

The session that I’m presenting is:

Table Variables and Temporary Tables: What you NEED to know!

Almost all SQL developers are familiar with table variables… Read more

3 comments, 356 reads

Posted in A Discussion of SQL Server-Related Topics on 25 June 2012

Interview questions

Lately, I’ve been asked by several folks about the interview questions that I use when I interview candidates for SQL positions. I have the interview process broken down into three processes:

Part 1: Phone screening questions.

I really like the questions that Grant Fritchey has on his blog. To… Read more

10 comments, 6,924 reads

Posted in A Discussion of SQL Server-Related Topics on 11 June 2012

ORM Tools

ORM tools. They’re great. They’re evil.

In the right hands, used the proper way, they can be a very powerful, very efficient, Rapid Application Development tool. It’s all about how the ORM tool is used – if it is abused or misunderstood, then very bad things will happen.

The biggest… Read more

3 comments, 1,145 reads

Posted in A Discussion of SQL Server-Related Topics on 11 June 2012