The guys that build software rarely get exposure of credit. Maybe that's why so many of them turn to open source where they get more well known. After a meeting at TechEd 2005, Andy Warren had the chance to get some interesting interview questions answered by Brooke Philpott, one of the 2 core developers of sqlSentry. And not a marketing guy.
Peter runs DeBetta Software , a consulting firm that develops data-driven enterprise solutions. He is also a programming instructor for Wintellect, a training and consulting company, and a frequent speaker on SQL Server and other subjects.
After interviewing a number of database geeks, it struck me that many of them focus on one area of database development. Hilary Cotter specializes in replication, for example, while Itzik Ben-Gan focuses on Transact-SQL (see http://www.simple-talk.com/categories/sql-articles). Scott Forsyth is no different, but his area of expertise is more unusual: web hosting using .NET technology.
SQL Server Integration Services is one of the most highly anticipated subsystems of SQL Server 2005 and Kirk Haselden is the guy that got it done. Steve Jones caught up with Kirk at PASS and he agreed to an interview and here it is.
Database geeks are all around us. I met Gary Mallow on the email list of a cycling group run by a local church. After some conversation, I discovered that he is a director of a group of developers who build applications, sometimes using .NET and often using Oracle as a database. Like me, Gary is not entirely comfortable with his ability as a UI developer, and so finds database work a good fit.