My background is I have been working with computers since I was about 12. My first "career" job in this industry was with network administration where I became the local DBA by default. I have also spent lots of time administering Netware and NT networks, developing software, managing smaller IT groups, making lots of coffee, ordering pizza for late nights, etc., etc.
I currently am the editor of SQL Server Central and an advocate/architect at Redgate Software. I am also the President of SQL Saturday, maintain the T-SQL Tuesday monthly party, and remember our colleagues at sqlmemorial.org.
You can find out more about me on my blog (www.voiceofthedba.com) or LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/in/way0utwest)
As I work with a particular topic or problem, I often research on the Internet different opinions, white papers, etc. Here is a list of resources that are located both on SQL Server Central and other sites that I have found useful.
If you are like most DBAs, you have probably implemented some type of hash function for some of your tables at one time or another. This article takes a look behind the scenes as to how the Identity property works.