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What color is SQL Server?


What color is SQL Server?

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Orlando Colamatteo
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A colleague of mine, let's call him Frank, and I carried out this dialogue the other day when we were discussing a website he was developing that would end up talking to Oracle, DB2, Teradata and some of the SQL Server databases I manage:

Frank: When we're talking to Blue, it will be done <this way>, and when talking to Red, it will be done this way.
Me: (thinking I knew what he meant, but wanting to be sure) What are Blue and Red?
Frank: Blue is DB2, and Red is Oracle. (as I suspected)
Me: Hmm, I have not heard them referred to that way but it makes sense given the Big Blue moniker IBM carries and Oracle's logo. What color is SQL Server?
Frank: Transparent.

This conversation has crossed my mind a few times since then and I am truly undecided. Frank, though his answer was off the cuff and laced with sarcasm given his preference towards the other platforms on the list, had as good an answer as any. What color do you most think of as representing SQL Server?

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Jeff Moden
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"It Depends". I think of it (and virtually any programmable product) as more like a mirror and it's color is dependent on the imagination of the person standing in front of it.

--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

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According to Dilberts boss. It could be mauve.




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Orlando Colamatteo
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Jeff Moden (6/21/2014)
"It Depends". I think of it (and virtually any programmable product) as more like a mirror and it's color is dependent on the imagination of the person standing in front of it.

Eueeeew...that was corny man...

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Thought it would be Purple, half the time one sees redBlush and the other half on is feeling blueSad
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george sibbald
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surely it would be Azure.

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george sibbald (6/21/2014)
surely it would be Azure.

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It depends. The true question is what color the server are drawn in. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKorP55Aqvg for more information. Be forewarned that this video may make you laugh so hard that you'll cry. I bet than many on this site can empathize with "the expert" in the video. Hehe


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I say rainbow as the Windows logo
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It is also Red.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/server-cloud/products/sql-server/default.aspx#fbid=6qR4XA74Ypt

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