SQL Clone
SQLServerCentral is supported by Redgate
Log in  ::  Register  ::  Not logged in

Last Weeks Top “Reading” Links #65

2012-01-013It’s Monday time for this week’s weekly link round-up.  If you want to catch these links “live” (so exciting), follow me on twitter (@StrateSQL).  And see these throughout the day as I tweet out links of things I find interesting.  While these links aren’t the answer to life, the universe, and everything, they often share a few things about SQL Server and related technology topics that others may find useful.

The links included in this summary are those prefixed with ”Reading” and are items I’ve read over the past few days, usually after hours when sharing would be less than useful, and spaced out to avoid spamming.  The content of the links usually pertain to SQL Server, technology, and career topics; which I think others would find useful.

The Second Most Popular Link

We’re skipping over the most popular link from last week, it’s just an interesting Netflix article.  The most popular item from the technical links is the survey results from Paul Randal’s (Blog | @PaulRandal) survey on the use of SQL Server in the world.  It is a surprising survey, the number of instances of SQL Server 2000 is higher than I would have expected, which is unfortunate since the version is no longer under support and technical materials for it are disappearing constantly.

Last week’s top 23 “Reading” Links

Along with the top link, here are the top twenty-three items relating to SQL Server, technology and careers that were sent out last week.  If you missed them throughout the week, here’s the opportunity to get caught up on some items that other’s read after I linked them out.  I’m going with twenty-three this week because I think everyone needs to see and read Paul White’s (Blog | @SQL_Kiwi) posts on the Halloween Problem.

  1. More businesses than you think are still using SQL Server 2000 [25 clicks]
  2. Easy automation of SQL Server database maintenance [23 clicks]
  3. Visualizing Index Fragmenation [23 clicks]
  4. You may experience performance issues in SQL Server 2012 [23 clicks]
  5. The Benefits of Indexing Foreign Keys [21 clicks]
  6. Tune Your Indexing Strategy with SQL Server DMVs [21 clicks]
  7. Are I/O latencies killing your performance? [19 clicks]
  8. Hyper-Threading Performance [18 clicks]
  9. How To Get The TableDiff Utility [18 clicks]
  10. The Country Breakfast Burger – The Burger Nerd [16 clicks]
  11. Inside the Optimizer: Constructing a Plan – Part 2 [13 clicks]
  12. How to Write a Top Notch Resume: A Top-Down Focus [13 clicks]
  13. The Phoenix Project [12 clicks]
  14. The Accidental DBA (Day 9 of 30): Backups: Essential BACKUP Options [12 clicks]
  15. Provisioning a New SQL Server Instance – Part One [11 clicks]
  16. Trimming the Transaction Log Fat [11 clicks]
  17. How to Winterize Your Database [10 clicks]
  18. Performance impact: hyperthreading for reporting queries [9 clicks]
  19. Getting remote Mount Point information with PowerShell [8 clicks]
  20. Why Data Privacy Breaches Aren’t Just about the Data [8 clicks]
  21. The Halloween Problem – Part 4 [7 clicks]
  22. The Halloween Problem – Part 3 [6 clicks]
  23. The Halloween Problem – Part 2 [4 clicks]

Other Stuff Shared

Of course, no week would be complete without a few off-topic links.  These have nothing to do with technology or your career, but they are interesting and worth a second look.

  1. Netflix Schedules Massive Purge for Jan. 1 [81 clicks]
  2. 15 Unusual and Cool USB Flash Drives [22 clicks]
  3. Daily Simplicity: 10 Habits That Will Make Your Life Lighter [19 clicks]
  4. How To Fight The CryptoLocker Virus – Business Insider [18 clicks]
  5. 20 Songs Turning 20 in 2014 [16 clicks]
  6. This Guy Makes His Whole Living Off Facebook Traffic – Business Insider [16 clicks]
  7. Ha! #DoctorWho [15 clicks]
  8. Keep your hands warm with TAHKA! [11 clicks]
  9. A&E calls off ‘Duck Dynasty’ suspension [11 clicks]
  10. Netflix Built Its Microgenres By Staring Into The American Soul [11 clicks]
  11. Why Your Workout Plan Is Failing You [11 clicks]
  12. Doctor Who: Tom Baker thanks fans for 50th cameo response [10 clicks]
  13. Bill Nye Evolution Debate [8 clicks]
  14. The Practice of Work Mind & Vacation Mind, Simultaneously [7 clicks]
  15. Blue Milk Special – Captain Apollo and Starbuck [5 clicks]
  16. Medical State of Mind — Vaccine Infographic by Leon Farrant. [5 clicks]
  17. The Doctor and Sherlock discuss the delicate subject of jumping out of cakes. [5 clicks]
  18. Fraud Alert: Jimmy Kimmel Reveals Fiery Twerking Girl Is a Stunt Woman [5 clicks]
  19. Horrifying ‘Cthuken’ Creator Speaks: Gothamist [5 clicks]
  20. Nicky Romero – Toulouse [4 clicks]
  21. Johnny Cash & June Carter – Jackson [3 clicks]

Got something you think I should read and share, leave a comment below.  Also, if you want to see all of the links that were tweeted out last week?  Then follow the links on my tumblr blog or subscribe to it’s RSS feed.


Leave a comment on the original post [www.jasonstrate.com, opens in a new window]

Loading comments...