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Sweeping out SQL Server 2005

Tony Davis on why the dusty corners of many organizations still hide numerous SQL 2005 instances.  Read more...
By Tony Davis 2015/04/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Don't exaggerate the difficulties of the RDBMS

Phil Factor argues that in learning about relational databases such as SQL Server, we should encourage people to "break a few pots".  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2015/04/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Devil's in the Details

This week Steve Jones notes that the little details can sometimes have a big impact in your code.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/04/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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One Rule, Umpteen Constraints

Despite being deprecated for many years, Phil Factor explains why RULEs are still hanging on in there in SQL Server 2014.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2015/03/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Microservices, SOA and Service Broker

If you want to implement a service-oriented architecture on Windows, Service Broker is still your best choice, argues Phil Factor.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2015/03/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Try It

Grant Fritchey asks you to experiment, to make an effort, to just try it.  Read more...
By Grant Fritchey 2015/03/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Fifty Words for Databases

Phil wonders whether it is our poor vocabulary about databases that has lead to the failure of developers and Operations people to understand each other on the topic of deployment.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2015/03/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Query Store

This week Steve Jones talks about the query store after an article was released describing it.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/02/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Programming Rules and 'Best Practices' Can't Replace Professional Judgement

In which Phil Factor casts doubts on 'programming policies'. For certain, any IT team development requires plenty of methods of working that maximise productivity, but coding standards and ‘best practices’ have to be treated with caution. Programming rules can’t replace professional judgement  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2015/02/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Number that shouldn't be a number

Gail Shaw is often left bewildered by the weird and wonderful data types people choose for their tables, when storing something as simple as a telephone number or a date.  Read more...
By Gail Shaw 2015/02/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Which Problem Are You Solving?

This week Steve Jones talks a bit about problem solving and how you should approach the issue.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Where Microsoft went wrong with SQL CLR

We database developers would, of course, like easy access to all the .NET delights, such as the excellent Regex library, but we don't want a Do-It-Yourself kit to achieve this. So argues Phil Factor.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2015/01/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Data Lakes

An interesting new paradigm popped up in the news this week: the data lake. It examines data as a model for organizational architectures.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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DBA of the World

Conference travel enhances our minds with more than just SQL. It exposes us to new cultures, people and possibilities.  Read more...
By Rodney Landrum 2015/01/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Beware the Small Things

Minor disasters can become major ones quickly.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/12/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Rich Rewards of Tuning SQL

The next time you are tempted to hammer a performance problem with hardware, why not instead invest that time in hammering and refining your SQL queries? There are rich rewards to be had.  Read more...
By Tony Davis 2014/12/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Data Security Woes

Another week, and another set of data security issues around the world.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/12/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Software Projects: the important boring bits

Phil Factor on the sort of boring expertise that will help you thrive as a consultant.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2014/12/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Facebooking Up to Your Social Responsibilities

Phil Factor argues that as terrorists and criminals exploit the new opportunities that open up as technology develops, technologists must work with Governments to ensure thoughtful custodianship of data, and sensitivity towards legitimate privacy.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2014/12/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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What Counts for a DBA: Empathy

Louis Davidson on how he learned to empathize with his managers.  Read more...
By Louis Davidson (@drsql) 2014/11/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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