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 Advocate in January 2011. Find Grant on Twitter @GFritchey or on his blog as the Scary DBA.

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Friendship and Your Career

PASS Data Community Summit is coming up like an out of control freight train. Another couple of weeks and it'll be here. I'm excited about it every year and I really hope to see you there. Please, consider this a personal invite to say hi if you see me around. I'm bringing all this up […]

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DevOps From Redgate

In a few weeks at the PASS Data Community Summit, I’ll be joining several other Redgaters to put on an all-day precon where we take you on a database...

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Check Every Metric

Recently, a person asked about the costs differences in an execution plan, referencing them as if they were performance measures. The key to understanding performance is to check every...


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Learning New Technology Is Challenging

On nights and weekends, I've been playing with Arduino controllers. I have a couple of projects I'm working through (building a robot that can roll around with "eyes" to avoid obstacles). I've also been trying to work with STM32 controllers, because in a lot of ways, they're more powerful than an Arduino. However, I've hit […]

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