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Last Weeks Top “Reading” Links #84

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 Most Popular “Reading” Link

This weeks most popular link last week is from a blog post written by John Sansom (Blog | @JohnSansom).  John discusses keeping your cool when things go awry for the DBA, because this will happen.  Take a read of this if you think you may have a need to keep your cool as a DBA in the future.

Last week’s top 20 “Reading” Links

Along with the top link, here are the top twenty items relating to SQL Server, technology and careers that were shared 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.

  1. The Secret to Keeping Your Cool Like an Experienced Production DBA [28 clicks]
  2. 9 Statements by Recruiters That Raise a Big Red Flag [21 clicks]
  3. Speaker of the Month, May 2014 [20 clicks]
  4. SQL Server 2014 Database as a Service Whitepaper [15 clicks]
  5. Cleaning up the Buffer Pool [13 clicks]
  6. Performance problems occur in NUMA environments during foreign page processing in SQL Server 2012 [12 clicks]
  7. SQL 2012 System Health Reporting Dashboard – Visualizing sp_server_diagnostics results. [11 clicks]
  8. Database in Source Control [10 clicks]
  9. Building Concurrency Tests [10 clicks]
  10. Sausage Making [8 clicks]
  11. Disaster recovery 101: restore master or rebuild master [8 clicks]
  12. Tracking Automatic Updates to Statistics [7 clicks]
  13. Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW) AU1 released [7 clicks]
  14. Size Matters: Table Rows and Database Data Pages [6 clicks]
  15. Transact-SQL by TechNet Wiki Community [5 clicks]
  16. Peter Molyneux: Meet Milo, the virtual boy [4 clicks]
  17. In-Memory OLTP Sample for SQL Server 2014 RTM [4 clicks]
  18. Last week in Azure SQL Database – Part 1
  19. James Kinley (The Lambda architecture : principles for architecting realtime Big Data systems)
  20. Five Reasons a Production DBA Should Learn to Read Execution Plans

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. Interestingly enough, my Jacksonville trip interrupted the normal amount of non-IT focused links last week, go figure.

  1. Every Week, 2 Anonymous Students Sneak Into A Classroom And Proceed To Blow Everyone’s Mind. [56 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?


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