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Archives: December 2013

Parameterization – A quick note on a CSS SQL article

I just finished reading an excellent CSS article, How Simple Parameterization works, which is well written and well worth a look. In short, it outlines a customer performance issue caused by a change in the query plan – from parameterized to unparameterized – and a few considerations on resolving it.…

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Posted in SQL Awesomesauce on 18 December 2013

Scalzi’s Law of Cleverness, as applied to resumes

John Scalzi (blog, Twitter) – science fiction writer, Hugo award winner, philosopher, and blogger extraordinaire – has an adage that I wish to formally declare a law, in my power as a rather less prolific blogger and a fellow human being. Scalzi’s Law goes like this: The failure mode of…

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Posted in SQL Awesomesauce on 16 December 2013

What a DBA wants for Christmas

In the first few years of ITBookworm.com, we made sure to make up holiday lists of the most awesome gadgets and software that we’d reviewed that year. In recent years, we’ve focused more and more on MidnightDBA, and now on MidnightSQL consulting, leaving us a lot less time for reviewing…

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2 comments, 261 reads

Posted in SQL Awesomesauce on 12 December 2013

Be a Brilliant DBA

John Sanson (b|t) recently asked a bunch of us, “If you could give a DBA just one piece of advice, what would it be?”  This post is my answer! This, and other articles like it, is available as a downloadable FREE e-book – DBA Jumpstart - at http://www.johnsansom.com/dba-jumpstart/ Grab your…

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3 comments, 255 reads

Posted in SQL Awesomesauce on 10 December 2013

#TribalAwards with RedGate!

You know what? You’re doing a good job. You’re reading blogs, and that’s generally the sign of a person wanting to learn more about their craft. Well done, you. (And doubly well done for reading my blog, with also shows that you’re intelligent, attractive, and many other positive things.) You…

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Posted in SQL Awesomesauce on 9 December 2013