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The Voice of the DBA

Steve Jones is the editor of SQLServerCentral.com and visits a wide variety of data related topics in his daily editorial. Steve has spent years working as a DBA and general purpose Windows administrator, primarily working with SQL Server since it was ported from Sybase in 1990. You can follow Steve on Twitter at twitter.com/way0utwest

No Live Blogging

The PASS Summit opens today with the first keynote. This is one of the few times that I’ve declined the blogging table at PASS. The table has grown, it’s become a bit loud at times, and the pressure to take notes and push them out distracts me from listening and… Read more

0 comments, 171 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 28 October 2015

No Live Blogging

The PASS Summit opens today with the first keynote. This is one of the few times that I’ve declined the blogging table at PASS. The table has grown, it’s become a bit loud at times, and the pressure to take notes and push them out distracts me from listening and… Read more

0 comments, 121 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 28 October 2015

A Great SQL in the City 2015 Seattle

Yesterday was the Seattle edition of the 2015 Redgate Software SQL in the City tour. I was in London a couple weeks ago for the first event, and we closed out the year in Seattle on Monday.

I had some, fun, as you can see here.

Slava Murygin has a… Read more

0 comments, 100 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 27 October 2015

A Great SQL in the City 2015 Seattle

Yesterday was the Seattle edition of the 2015 Redgate Software SQL in the City tour. I was in London a couple weeks ago for the first event, and we closed out the year in Seattle on Monday.

I had some, fun, as you can see here.

Slava Murygin has a… Read more

0 comments, 205 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 27 October 2015

Networking Tonight at the YardHouse in Seattle

I’m heading over to the Yardhouse (4th and Pike) as soon as SQL in the City is finished and should be there by 6. Andy Warren will likely be there earlier, so look for him. If you don’t know Andy, he looks like this:

This is me, though I’ll probably… Read more

1 comments, 196 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 26 October 2015

Networking Tonight at the YardHouse in Seattle

I’m heading over to the Yardhouse (4th and Pike) as soon as SQL in the City is finished and should be there by 6. Andy Warren will likely be there earlier, so look for him. If you don’t know Andy, he looks like this:

This is me, though I’ll probably… Read more

1 comments, 67 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 26 October 2015

SQL in the City Comes to Seattle in 3 Days

Last week I spoke at SQL in the City 2015 in London, and it was a great event. We had a wonderful event, and I’m looking forward to Seattle. Lots of good questions and comments in my version control talk, good feedback on the keynote, which I really enjoyed.… Read more

0 comments, 61 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 23 October 2015

SQL in the City Comes to Seattle in 3 Days

Last week I spoke at SQL in the City 2015 in London, and it was a great event. We had a wonderful event, and I’m looking forward to Seattle. Lots of good questions and comments in my version control talk, good feedback on the keynote, which I really enjoyed.… Read more

0 comments, 229 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 23 October 2015

Git Push in SQL Source Control

I’m excited. Git support is growing in SQL Source Control and the release recently contains Git push/pull support. If you don’t see the release of 4.1.x, you need to update. The update should be available for everyone.

I do like Git. I’m working with SVN, TFS, and Git on a… Read more

3 comments, 1,593 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 22 October 2015

Git Push in SQL Source Control

I’m excited. Git support is growing in SQL Source Control and the release recently contains Git push/pull support. If you don’t see the release of 4.1.x, you need to update. The update should be available for everyone.

I do like Git. I’m working with SVN, TFS, and Git on a… Read more

3 comments, 1,170 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 22 October 2015

A Week Before Networking at the PASS Summit

It’s a week before the Networking Dinner at the PASS Summit. Andy Warren and I are hosting the event next Monday, October 26th, at the Yard House in Seattle. The address is at 4th and Pike, just a few blocks from the convention center.

Register here if you can… Read more

0 comments, 121 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 20 October 2015

A Week Before Networking at the PASS Summit

It’s a week before the Networking Dinner at the PASS Summit. Andy Warren and I are hosting the event next Monday, October 26th, at the Yard House in Seattle. The address is at 4th and Pike, just a few blocks from the convention center.

Register here if you can… Read more

0 comments, 193 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 20 October 2015

A tSQLt Mistake – Debugging a Test

While I was working on a test the other day, it kept failing. Not a big surprise, but I couldn’t figure out why. When I looked at tsqlt.testresults, I saw extra rows. Double rows in fact, and that threw me.

This was my Assemble code.

-- Assemble
CREATE TABLE #Expected…

Read more

2 comments, 254 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 12 October 2015

A tSQLt Mistake – Debugging a Test

While I was working on a test the other day, it kept failing. Not a big surprise, but I couldn’t figure out why. When I looked at tsqlt.testresults, I saw extra rows. Double rows in fact, and that threw me.

This was my Assemble code.

-- Assemble
CREATE TABLE #Expected…

Read more

2 comments, 68 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 12 October 2015

A Long Trip Ahead

This is my last day at home for a long time. At least long by my standards. I head to the airport tomorrow for a ten day trip, not returning to CO until Saturday, Oct 17. I rarely travel more than 4 or 5 days at the most, so this… Read more

2 comments, 71 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 7 October 2015

A Long Trip Ahead

This is my last day at home for a long time. At least long by my standards. I head to the airport tomorrow for a ten day trip, not returning to CO until Saturday, Oct 17. I rarely travel more than 4 or 5 days at the most, so this… Read more

2 comments, 223 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 7 October 2015

Testing Sum By Month

I’ve been on a testing kick, trying to formalize the ad hoc queries I’ve run into something that’s easier to track. As a result, when I look to solve a problem, I’ve written a test to verify that what I think will happen, actually happens.

The Problem

I saw a… Read more

0 comments, 212 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 6 October 2015

Testing Sum By Month

I’ve been on a testing kick, trying to formalize the ad hoc queries I’ve run into something that’s easier to track. As a result, when I look to solve a problem, I’ve written a test to verify that what I think will happen, actually happens.

The Problem

I saw a… Read more

0 comments, 53 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 6 October 2015

SQL Source Control and Git–Getting Started

It seems as though Git is taking the world by storm as the Version Control System (VCS) of choice. TFS is widely used in the MS world, but Git is growing, Subversion is shrinking, as are most of the other platforms.

As a result, I wanted to do a quick… Read more

10 comments, 79 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 5 October 2015

SQL Source Control and Git–Getting Started

It seems as though Git is taking the world by storm as the Version Control System (VCS) of choice. TFS is widely used in the MS world, but Git is growing, Subversion is shrinking, as are most of the other platforms.

As a result, I wanted to do a quick… Read more

10 comments, 1,531 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 5 October 2015

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