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Archives: April 2011

Another neat idea - The Mentoring Experiment

Another neat idea from the co-founders of SQLServerCentral.com, Steve Jones and Andy Warren, the mentoring experiment has been launched, and is open to anyone who is an IT professional working with SQL Server.

Steve and Andy have been working with the SQL Server professional community for several years now, in… Read more

8 comments, 1,794 reads

Posted in Pearl Knows on 22 April 2011

T-SQL Tuesday - Using APPLY to find out which queries are running on which CPU...

When I saw that Matt Velic's is hosting T-SQL Tuesday, and he has invited the SQL commmunity to participate, I was very glad to hear it.  Good for him! This is a great contribution and way to raise his profile.  I've met Matt on few occassions at various SQL Saturday events. … Read more

1 comments, 2,779 reads

Posted in Pearl Knows on 12 April 2011

SQL Validation Functions - 4 Cool UDF's to have handy

Everyone knows that in SQL 2000, yes 2000, Microsoft jumped aboard the bandwagon of other platforms, and gave the developers the abilitiy to create user defined functions.  This was sorely missing from the TSQL toolset, and the ability to CREATE FUNCTIONs, has reduced the development time and simplified coding.  Finally… Read more

19 comments, 39,024 reads

Posted in Pearl Knows on 5 April 2011

Meme Monday - what the heck? - OK I'll bite!

 Thomas "Tommy Boy SQLRockStar" LaRock proposed a Meme Monday and challenged us to write a SQL Server related story in eleven words or less.  I saw this, and said, what the heck, even the silliest of things, but I'll bite and play along.  But, in earnest, he does seek to inspire others… Read more

1 comments, 887 reads

Posted in Pearl Knows on 4 April 2011

SQLSaturday#71 is only a day away! - Final Schedule....

Just a final note for all of you planning on attending tomorrow's SQL Saturday #71 event extravaganza up in Boston.  The event is only a day away, although while I wish we can sing "The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow", it looks like it will be a bit wet and rainy. But… Read more

0 comments, 752 reads

Posted in Pearl Knows on 1 April 2011