Archives: July 2011
It’s time for the Un-SQL Friday #005 roundup!
First up, The Lone DBA admits that he wasn’t always (ahem) one of us…he’s got some excellent advice from the hiring manager’s point of view. I particularly liked this:
When asked what your biggest weaknesses are, it’s a good…
Depending on whether you’re (A) me, or (B) you, the next few weeks are either (A) an insanely busy but enjoyable period of imparting knowledge, or (B) a wonderful opportunity to hear me speak at any of several different venues.
Here’s the summary:
7/27 4:45PM CST - EDMPASS.
7/29… Read more
Yesterday a friend told me a tale of an interview he conducted with a, shall we say, less than desirable candidate. (Most of his responses started with “Well, there was this girl, and we were at a party….”). This, again, is an Un-SQL Friday topic if ever there was one! Read more
Content Rating: Beginner, Tips
It’s entirely possible that you’re fiddling with your search arguments too much, and missing out on the boost a good index gives your query. Here’s a quick demonstration of the power of a well-thought-out search clause on a date column. For this example we’ll use AdventureWorks… Read more
I am easily distracted. Lucky for all of us, I tend to be distracted by cool tidbits in SQL Server Books Online. This time, I was arrested by this little nugget:
When an existing identity column is selected into a new table, the new column inherits the IDENTITY property,…
It’s Meme Monday time! Our topic is SQL Horoscopes, or more catchily, SQLStrology.
We’re going to have to figure out what astrological sign our SQL Server instance has – when it was “born” (installed) – before we can apply any kind of horoscope predictions. I’ll start with the base query… Read more