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Last Weeks Top “Reading” Links #38


2012-01-013For those that follow me on twitter (@StrateSQL), you’ll know that throughout the day I tweet out some links of things I find interesting.  These tweets include “Reading” in the message and are items I’ve read over the past few days, usually after hours when sharing would be less than useful, and spaced out to avoid spamming.  The content of the links usually pertain to SQL Server, technology, and career topics; which I think others would find useful.

Most Popular Link

The most popular link last week was from a blog post by Aaron Bertrand (Blog | @AaronBertrand).  Aaron always does a great job of reading through the service pack and cumulative update changes.  He often is highlighting important information that most miss in those releases.  The link this week highlights some important issues for SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2 version numbers.

Last week’s top 20 “Reading” Links

Along with the top link, here are the top twenty items relating to SQL Server, technology and careers that were sent out last week. If you missed them throughout the week, now’s a good opportunity to get caught up on some items that other’s read after I linked them out.

  1. Aaron Bertrand : Attention users running SQL Server 2008 & 2008 R2! [49 clicks]
  2. T-SQL tricks for SQL Server 2012: T-SQL formatting [45 clicks]
  3. Implicit Conversions that cause Index Scans – Jonathan Kehayias [31 clicks]
  4. The Value of Certifications [28 clicks]
  5. Using CROSS APPLY instead of a calculated variable [17 clicks]
  6. Tibor Karaszi : Heaps, forwarding pointers, ALTER TABLE REBUILD and non-clustered indexes [16 clicks]
  7. Stop Networking… Start Building Relationships [16 clicks]
  8. SQL Server 2012 (and 2008 R2, 2008, 2005, 2000, and even 7, 6.5) book list roundup [15 clicks]
  9. NuoDB has Microsoft SQL Server in its sights [15 clicks]
  10. Deleting Records from Large tables [13 clicks]
  11. Capturing Baselines on SQL Server: Wait Statistics [13 clicks]
  12. They Only Remember The No [12 clicks]
  13. Reading Pages [12 clicks]
  14. Show Off Your SQL Server Spirit With Community Badges [9 clicks]
  15. Learning Habits and Applying Knowledge [9 clicks]
  16. Capturing Baselines on SQL Server: Where’s My Space? [8 clicks]
  17. Conor vs. SQL Azure Parallel Query [8 clicks]
  18. SSIS Junkie : Continuous deployment of SSDT database projects to Windows Azure using TFS [8 clicks]
  19. Linchi Shea : Performance impact: the cost of NUMA remote memory access [7 clicks]
  20. Day 17 of 31 Days of Disaster Recovery: When are Checksums Written to a Page [6 clicks]

Other Stuff Shared

Of course, no week would be complete without a few off-topic links.  These have nothing to do with technology or your career, but they sure are entertaining and interesting.

  1. Childhood photos recreated! | Jus Sayin [39 clicks]
  2. Having problems with your Netflix? You can blame Verizon [29 clicks]
  3. On-the-Job Nap Leads to $293M Banking Error [27 clicks]
  4. Defcon 18 Pwned By the owner What happens when you steal a hackers computer zoz part [19 clicks]
  5. Reverse graffiti art [13 clicks]
  6. Alaska man, 63, charged with DUI on shopping cart [11 clicks]
  7. Former ‘Doctor Who’ actor Arthur Darvill says Helen Mirren should be offered role [6 clicks]
  8. Domhnall Gleeson: Doctor Who replacement rumours aren’t true [4 clicks]

Got something you think I should read and share, leave a comment below.  Also, if you want to see all of the links that were tweeted out last week?  Then follow the links on my tumblr blog or subscribe to it’s RSS feed.