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Getting Started in SQL Server


Getting Started in SQL Server

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- Craig Farrell

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nice article Craig. one litttle thing you left out though;

you have to really enjoy working with the technology. as Confucius said, "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."

that is really something that I feel is extremely important. i have to love this non-sense to answer pages at 2 am, apply hot fixes on Sunday mornings and listen to devs complain they need sysadmin access..... the list goes on and on...

but, for some strange reason, i love it.
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Holy crud. This is excellent stuff! Well done. I don't think I've seen it all put together quite so succinctly. Thanks.

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Great stuff Craig, thanks for this!

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Well Done, Craig!

As a Data Architect, I liked your definition and would forward your article to all the HR, brokers, and recruiters who don't want to put a little effort into the hiring process with their clients and search for the "best of the best."

It does appear to be a trend to try to wrap two or three people into one job description only to spin their wheels looking for the elusive superman!

...and life continues!

Good luck!
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Craig,

Excellent article. Can't wait to see the next one.

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Very nice article. This validates much of what I had in my head already, but not nearly as organized!
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Interesting article, it pointed out to me some areas where I need to do some work, before I can call myself a DBA...

Yes, I'm a novice at this, despite doing some basic DBA stuff for my employer (hardware stuff, installing SQL, Windows networking / security / Active Directory) there are things I don't know how to do (create a view, stored procedures) and some I can do if I keep Google handy (basic queries, backups)

Thanks!
Jason
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Great article Craig,

It was really put well, I now know where to focus more as a developer now and how to steer myself to the next level. I just got laid-off and applying for jobs and whenever the see the job description i get tears in my eyes. They are looking for a superman.

Regards,
Bala
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