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Archives: November 2010

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Defensive Db Programming Chapter 10

After dragging this review on for months now, it is finally time to bring this bad boy home and wrap it up.  I have been working through a chapter by chapter review of the book by Alex Kuznetsov (Blog | Twitter).  Alex has… Read more

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Posted in SQL RNNR on 29 November 2010

Giving Thanks

I came across a blog post today from Jason Strate (Blog | Twitter) about giving thanks.  This topic has come about due to the holiday in the United States that happens to be Thanksgiving and is this Thursday (11/25).  In that post, Jason asks that we talk about… Read more

1 comments, 240 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 23 November 2010

Defensive Db Programming Chapter 09

It is down to the final two chapters of the book by Alex Kuznetsova.  Check out the previous chapter here.  The review of this book is certainly taking longer to produce than I had planned.  However, I think you find that the book is still worth it and that… Read more

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Posted in SQL RNNR on 22 November 2010

Defensive Db Programming Chapter 08

We are slowly getting to the end of this book by Alex Kuznetsov (Blog).  You can find more on this series by looking here.  We are now discussing chapter 8 and it is a good chapter.  This chapter delves into Error Handling.

While the use of TRY…CATCH…

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1 comments, 230 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 11 November 2010

Blogger Awards

A few days ago I wrote about an election that was taking place (ok so it was a week ago at this point).  That election was the SQLServerpedia Awards.  My first post on that election can be found here.  I had wanted to write another post about the… Read more

6 comments, 253 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 10 November 2010

November S3OLV Recap

Last Thursday we had the monthly meeting for our local PASS chapter.  I would normally try to get the recap out a bit sooner.  This month, I intentionally delayed the recap.  We had a plethora of things going wrong at this meeting that it left the leadership a bit befuddled. Read more

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Posted in SQL RNNR on 9 November 2010

S3OLV Nov Reminder

This is a last minute reminder about the monthly S3OLV User Group meeting.  It is being held on Nov. 4th, the first Thursday of the month rather than the second Thursday of the month.

You can find more information about it in my first announcement for the meeting.

I hope… Read more

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Posted in SQL RNNR on 4 November 2010

Defensive Db Programming Chapter 07

We are here again after another …um long lapse in time … and ready for another episode in this series.  Today we get to talk about chapter 6 in the book by Alex Kuznetsov (Blog).  You can find more on this series by looking here.

Advanced Use…

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Posted in SQL RNNR on 3 November 2010

DB Maintenance

About a month ago I read a post by Brad McGehee (Blog | Twitter) concerning a checklist for SQL Server.  It seems to be a rather comprehensive list.  If you don’t have some sort of maintenance checklist yet, I would recommend that you shoot on over and check… Read more

2 comments, 181 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 2 November 2010

Voting Day is Here

Tis the season for voting and SQLServerPedia has thrown out an election as well.  The SQLServerPedia awards are under way and voting will last until Nov. 9th.

Surprisingly, I have a couple of nominations.  I would ask for your vote and am delighted by every single vote I get.

I… Read more

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Posted in SQL RNNR on 2 November 2010

T-SQL Tuesday #012 – Skills

November is upon us and in some areas this also means that the leaves have changed color.  With the change in leaves we also have a change in TSQL Ones…err Tuesday this month.  The change is with good reason as well.  November is a busy month in the DBA world.… Read more

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Posted in SQL RNNR on 2 November 2010

November Snuck Up on Me

I should have gotten this post out last week with another follow-up this week.  Well, looks like I will have to get a couple out this week to try to remind people.  This month SSSOLV has moved up 1 week due to Connections being in town this month and PASS… Read more

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Posted in SQL RNNR on 1 November 2010