Grant Fritchey

Grant Fritchey is a SQL Server MVP with over 20 years’ experience in IT including time spent in support and development. Grant has worked with SQL Server since version 6.0 back in 1995. He has developed in VB, VB.Net, C# and Java. Grant has authored books for Apress and Simple-Talk, and joined Red Gate as a Product Evangelist in January 2011. Find Grant on Twitter @GFritchey or on his blog as the Scary DBA.

Non-Stop Learning

There was a recent discussion in the forums here at SQL Server Central regarding the difficulties presented by the constantly shifting technology landscape. The core question was, how on earth do you master stuff? Especially, how do you master things when they're both new and constantly changing? Honestly, you don't. I mean, you can, but […]

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The Thriving Data Community

A while back I wrote an editorial about how I believed the data community would easily continue after the PASS organization was no more. I'm pleased as punch to be able to report that I was right. Not because I enjoy being right (I do, who doesn't), but because I care very much for the […]


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Things We Are Missing

I read this great little blog post called "Trying to Notice What's Missing." It's not real long and it's worth your time. If you'd like a TLDR, the author points out how in-person meetings at conferences resulted in enhancements to open source software due to superior, in-person, communication. Strictly on a personal level, I miss […]


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Stories to Engage Us

I've always been fascinated by history. For a long time growing up, my plan was to become a history teacher. While that didn't work out, I've continued to read quite a lot of history, both popular and scholarly works. One of the things about it that I find most fascinating are the stories. History is […]


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Information Security, ITs Abused Step Child

Many of us grew up with one version of Cinderella or another. The step child that's horribly mistreated by the new parent is a scary story. In the Disney version, everything works out fine. However, if you read some of the original Grimm versions of the story (and there is more than one version), not […]

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