As a part of building a CI/CD home lab, I set up TeamCity in the past. I plan on using this for multiple projects, and in fact, I’d built a basic Hello, World C# application as my first build.
Now it is time to work on something more complex. As… Read more
A short break in speaking, as I haven’t been on stage since Oct 11.
Now it’s two weeks to Live! 360 in Orlando and VS Live, both happening in Orlando on Dec 5-9. You can still register, and save $500 with my link.
This is my first time at… Read more
Another post for me that is simple and hopefully serves as an example for people trying to get blogging as #SQLNewBloggers.
I ran into a really interesting issue recently. I was working with a table and wanted to determine if the first character of a string was a… Read more
One of the things I’ve been wanting to do is dig more into the command line automation cmdlets from the Redgate DLM Automation suite. While there are plugins for many build and release systems, I should be able to customize, or fall back, to the command line if necessary.
Plus,… Read more
After the MVP Summit, I was excited to check out more code and features in all aspects of SQL Server, but since I’d had a quick conversation with Aaron Nelson and Chrissy LeMaire, I decided to tackle another part of dbatools.
BTW, they gave me a cool sticker. Read more
When we set up Game Night, we decided to sell tickets to reduce our risk. However, we didn’t have a good way to easily match up the ticket price with the costs of drinks. As a result, we ended up with about $105 extra from our ticket sales over… Read more
It’s T-SQL Tuesday again, and for $#84, we have a non-technical topic. Hopefully this will then let us produce more technical content by growing new speakers. That’s the topic from Andy Yun, and it’s a good one.
This is the monthly blog party, and you should feel to participate… Read more
SQL Prompt is an amazing tool for writing T-SQL. It helps you to concentrate on your code, without having to go off and examine Books Online or other documentation, or even worry about formatting.
One of the keys to making Prompt efficient for you, in your environment, is… Read more
I’m trying to look back at some of the events of the recent Summit, and Game Night was one of these. You can read the announcement, but here’s a few thoughts on how this went.
First, the day started out fine on Thursday. Throughout the week I’d had people come… Read more
Last week was the 2016 Pass Summit, and this was one of the few times that PASS did not provide a large party for the attendees on the Thursday night. That brought back memories as my wife and infant son attended the first summit with me in 1999. We… Read more
I’ll be at the last big SQL Server conference in the US for 2016 this December. VS Live is a part of Live 360, and on Dec 5-9, it’s in Orlando, FL. There are lots of sessions, pre and post cons learning to take advantage of.
I’ll be part… Read more
SQL Prompt has lots of great features that can help you write SQL quicker. However, you’ve got to train yourself to use a few of these and not just start to type with your old habits. This quick tip looks at one of those areas where a little customization can… Read more
Not all selfies, and not enough, but lots of changes to meet people at the Summit this week.
The other Steve Jones (not sure who’s other)
And, of course, one from the Redgate SQL Clone party
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Tonight is the #RedgateRocks party at 1927 Events in Seattle. You’ll need to get a wristband from the Redgate Software booth in the exhibition hall to gain admission, so stop by.
Today’s your last chance.
Tuesday was the first real day of the Summit for me, and a long, all day event. First, a lovely breakfast with Micky Steuwe, during which she presented me with a lovely glass art piece she made herself.
I’ll treasure this, as personal, thoughtful gifts are touching. Thanks, Mickey.
Then… Read more
One of the promotions this week at the PASS Summit from Redgate Software is a chance to run a year’s supply of coffee. This isn’t just any coffee, but the Death Wish Coffee, full of extra caffeine. Grant Fritchey loves this stuff, and that’s what one lucky attendee will… Read more
I had the chance to watch dbatools in action recently at SQL Saturday Cambridge. I watched a presentation from Chrissy LeMaire (@cl) that was impressive in how easy she made a number of DDL type changes between instances.
I decided to give some of these new cmdlets a… Read more
I learned something new recently about SQL Prompt. I was working on documenting and experimenting with snippets and found a quicker way to write code.
One of the things I think is great is to use the TRY..CATCH structure. I don’t do it enough, but I want to do this… Read more
If you are attending the PASS Summit, or even in the Seattle area, we have a SQL Server pro networking dinner tonight. This is at The Yardhouse on 4th Avenue. This is a buy your own event, but you’ll have the chance to meet with and network with other professionals. Read more
Next Monday night is the networking dinner that Andy Warren and I have put together for the last 6 years. Once again, we’ve arranged for everyone in Seattle to come join in.
If you don’t have plans for Monday night, pick a time, and join us at the Yardhouse. We’ve… Read more