Database Workbench, a cross database engine development tool, version 2.4 has been released today, 11/10/2003. It now includes support for MySQL and has an extensive list of bugfixes and small enhancements with regard to InterBase, Firebird and MS SQL Server support.
New book! This new book by Ken Henderson (author of other 'GURU' books abou SQL) promises an all inclusive approach to the internals. Sample chapters and other info available by following the link. We'll try to get a review up soon!
myLittleTools.net is pleased to announce the release of its web-based MS SQL and MSDE database administration tool. Several tools have been added, including "BackUp and Restore database" tools, "CSV Import" tool, "Generate INSERT scripts" tool, "Detach/attach database" tool. Several toys have also been added, including the possibility to display database space used with SVG graph, or a new skin.
Interesting info about why the optimizer might choose to use a nonclustered index over a clustered index. Links to two other articles that cover each type of index in more detail.
Microsoft is soliciting input on email functionality in Yukon. Follow the link to complete the survey. You can also discuss it here on the site:
This article shows you how to use the new function fn_get_sql() and the 3 new columns of master.dbo.sysprocesses. These changes were introduced in SQL Server 2000 SP3/SP3A. In this article, you will find a general purpose stored procedure called ShowCodeLine. It makes use of these new features, to inspect a given spid, and display the currently executing line/query