Great lead-in article, Steve. I sat across from our two DBA's and it's amazing with what they have to put up with and what they have to do on a daily basis. Your statement about the data becoming more important than the software is already true. The software can fail and it's inconvenient... loose critical data (heck, all data is critical to somebody) and you're dead meat.
is pronounced ree-bar and is a Modenism for R
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 usually not.
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