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An interview with Jeff Moden: Exceptional DBA of 2011 and natural helper


An interview with Jeff Moden: Exceptional DBA of 2011 and natural helper

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Jeff Moden
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Harveysburger (9/21/2011)
Thumbs up from Curaçao


Thank you and good to "see" you again. Is Roy going to let you go to PASS with him this year?

--Jeff Moden

RBAR is pronounced ree-bar and is a Modenism for Row-By-Agonizing-Row.
First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column.
Although they tell us that they want it real bad, our primary goal is to ensure that we dont actually give it to them that way.
Although change is inevitable, change for the better is not.
Just because you can do something in PowerShell, doesnt mean you should. Wink

Helpful Links:
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Congratulations, Jeff, and thank you, yet again, for everything you do and all you teach.

-Ki
mtassin
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He calls himself an “Accidental DBA.” His title at DiscoverReady is Lead Application DBA and Data Architect. He’s known as a writer for SQLServerCentral.com whose articles are often read by tens of thousands. He is the lead advocate for the Anti-RBAR (Row by Agonizing Row) Alliance. He’s also a pool player, beer drinker, magnet-buff, quilter, gardener, motorcyclist, and partner to his life-long love, Debbie. But perhaps most of all, he’s a natural-born helper of others.


I find it amusing that we have this alliance... at some point Jeff, you need to create www.anti-rbar.com or something so that we can all actually sign up for it. Smile



--Mark Tassin
MCITP - SQL Server DBA
Proud member of the Anti-RBAR alliance.
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Mike McQuillan
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Congratulations Jeff, I'm really pleased for you! Well done and a good interview too.
TomThomson
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Great interview, Jeff.

And congratulations again on the award.

Tom

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Congratulations, Jeff.

You have been deserving of an award like this for years. As a long-time SSC member and regular tally table user (and calendar table!), I thank you for everything you have given to this community, not only with your technical expertise, but your positive and caring attitude.

Hopefully, there is much more to come for you.

Mike



Jeff Moden
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Kiara (9/22/2011)
Congratulations, Jeff, and thank you, yet again, for everything you do and all you teach.


Thank you again, Kiara. I appreciate the kind words.

--Jeff Moden

RBAR is pronounced ree-bar and is a Modenism for Row-By-Agonizing-Row.
First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column.
Although they tell us that they want it real bad, our primary goal is to ensure that we dont actually give it to them that way.
Although change is inevitable, change for the better is not.
Just because you can do something in PowerShell, doesnt mean you should. Wink

Helpful Links:
How to post code problems
How to post performance problems
Forum FAQs
Jeff Moden
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mtassin (9/22/2011)

He calls himself an “Accidental DBA.” His title at DiscoverReady is Lead Application DBA and Data Architect. He’s known as a writer for SQLServerCentral.com whose articles are often read by tens of thousands. He is the lead advocate for the Anti-RBAR (Row by Agonizing Row) Alliance. He’s also a pool player, beer drinker, magnet-buff, quilter, gardener, motorcyclist, and partner to his life-long love, Debbie. But perhaps most of all, he’s a natural-born helper of others.


I find it amusing that we have this alliance... at some point Jeff, you need to create www.anti-rbar.com or something so that we can all actually sign up for it. Smile


Heh... I'm just happy that people have really started to embrace the thought process of what RBAR is and how to fight it but you might have something there. Let me think about it. Thanks, Mark.

--Jeff Moden

RBAR is pronounced ree-bar and is a Modenism for Row-By-Agonizing-Row.
First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column.
Although they tell us that they want it real bad, our primary goal is to ensure that we dont actually give it to them that way.
Although change is inevitable, change for the better is not.
Just because you can do something in PowerShell, doesnt mean you should. Wink

Helpful Links:
How to post code problems
How to post performance problems
Forum FAQs
Jeff Moden
Jeff Moden
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Mike McQuillan (9/22/2011)
Congratulations Jeff, I'm really pleased for you! Well done and a good interview too.


I have to admit, I was pretty nervous about the interview and how it might come out. Thank you for the feedback and the kind words, Mike.

--Jeff Moden

RBAR is pronounced ree-bar and is a Modenism for Row-By-Agonizing-Row.
First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column.
Although they tell us that they want it real bad, our primary goal is to ensure that we dont actually give it to them that way.
Although change is inevitable, change for the better is not.
Just because you can do something in PowerShell, doesnt mean you should. Wink

Helpful Links:
How to post code problems
How to post performance problems
Forum FAQs
Jeff Moden
Jeff Moden
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L' Eomot Inversé (9/22/2011)
Great interview, Jeff.

And congratulations again on the award.


Thanks again, Tom. And don't you ever even think about quitting. Your posts and advice have been quite the inspiration especially when a post goes seriously offtrack. Thank you for your help!

--Jeff Moden

RBAR is pronounced ree-bar and is a Modenism for Row-By-Agonizing-Row.
First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column.
Although they tell us that they want it real bad, our primary goal is to ensure that we dont actually give it to them that way.
Although change is inevitable, change for the better is not.
Just because you can do something in PowerShell, doesnt mean you should. Wink

Helpful Links:
How to post code problems
How to post performance problems
Forum FAQs
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