Archives: March 2011
We do a lot of things. It’s difficult to explain all the things we do to people. So I made you a handy chart! Also available in PDF format!
For your convenience, here are the associated links:
It’s been a long time since grade school math, and for some the details have become kinda fuzzy. I’m no [insert name of famous math genius here], but I’ve been able to explain some basic things over the years. A common SQL Math Misunderstanding came up again recently with a… Read more
For years, I’ve been trying to express how everything ties into everything else. A big part of understanding any given thing is relating that thing to other things like it. So, a big part of learning is analogy.
This is been on my mind lately because I’ve been listening to… Read more
I had an interview earlier this week. An interview for a SQL developer position. It went fine. But. Question number X in the initial tech screen was, and I quote:
“What are magic tables?”
……I’m sorry, what?
No, really. ”What are magic tables?”
Uhm. There’s no such thing. Read more
I’m pretty consistently behind the curve on most things. It took three years for me to get into The Office and American Idol. Serenity was already made and on DVD before I was introduced to Firefly. And it’s taken me until now – 2011 – to notice The Cure (I… Read more
Friday night (as per usual) we filmed a new episode of our 2 1/2 year old webshow, DBAs@Midnight in front of a live internet audience. This was episode 2.30 (meaning season 2, episode 30). Par for the course, I say the wrong episode number in the episode AND in the… Read more
If you enjoyed reading all of the fantastic posts from WIT week you’ll love this event. The session is…
Here is all the things related to the most awesome Code Sins session I gave at 24 Hours of PASS Spring 2011. Thanks to the 750+ of you that attended, and the many who commented!! I will be updating this blog post with links and answers to questions for… Read more
“If you had a daughter, would you really encourage her to get into IT?” … “Yes, if she loved it.”
- My Name Is Jes, and I’m a WIT, Jes Borland
“Let the kids (your kids, any kid) know there are more career options than teacher, doctor, lawyer, fireman,…
Let’s get this out of the way right now: I am SO going to take advantage of this T-SQL Tuesday on aggregates to talk about OVER() and PARTITION BY. Aggregates and OVER go together like french fries and catsup…sure, you can have them apart, but together they’re just magical.
Well hey-howdy-hey (as we don’t say in Texas), it’s Women’s History Month! And by all accounts, it’s going to be a busy one in SQL-land! Among other things, I’ll be joining in the WIT SQL Lunch next week* as a panelist. In the course of discussing this with my… Read more
I’m so glad you asked!
Here’s how it works: Microsoft makes products. (The one I talk about the most is SQL Server.) People use the products to fill business needs. These solutions can be complicated, so we all share information to get better at using the product. Everybody wins: Microsoft… Read more