A new IDE for SQL Server?

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    Best wishes,
    Phil Factor

  • "SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) is a victory of ingenuity and energy..."

    Thanks for a good laugh. I always thought of SSMS as a mobile home attached to the space shuttle.

  • Yes, it is what we Irish call a 'Donkey's breakfast'. The individual ingredients are good, but all stirred up together into a strange mash from which it is hard to pick out the raisins.

    Best wishes,
    Phil Factor

  • Phil Factor (6/13/2010)


    Yes, it is what we Irish call a 'Donkey's breakfast'. The individual ingredients are good, but all stirred up together into a strange mash from which it is hard to pick out the raisins.

    Ummm.... careful... those aren't raisins. 😉

    --Jeff Moden


    RBAR is pronounced "ree-bar" and is a "Modenism" for Row-By-Agonizing-Row.
    First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
    ________Stop thinking about what you want to do to a ROW... think, instead, of what you want to do to a COLUMN.
    "Change is inevitable... change for the better is not".

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  • There's a reason why I like also having the old Query Analyzer from SS2000 still around, I just wonder how much longer it will work with future versions of SQL Server.

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  • Wayne West (6/13/2010)


    There's a reason why I like also having the old Query Analyzer from SS2000 still around, I just wonder how much longer it will work with future versions of SQL Server.

    A sharp knife is more useful than a plasma cutter for most jobs.

  • As much as I didn't like the MMC move from Enterprise Manager, I think SSMS was a mistake. It's got too much built in, with hidden non-modal windows getting lost, and a pain to navigate through things.

    I'd rather have us move back to separate tools for separate functions.

  • Steve Jones - Editor (6/14/2010)


    As much as I didn't like the MMC move from Enterprise Manager, I think SSMS was a mistake. It's got too much built in, with hidden non-modal windows getting lost, and a pain to navigate through things.

    I'd rather have us move back to separate tools for separate functions.

    The window popups are what really bugs me. Plus, when you maximize one window, then close it, SSMS doesn't remember that it was maximized when it was open 1 minute earlier.

    I've thought about checking out Toad, but I obviously haven't thought too much about it as I haven't done it yet.

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    [font="Arial"]Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves or we know where we can find information upon it. --Samuel Johnson[/font]

  • Two things frustrate me about SSMS:

    1. Intellisense gets in the way to the point I've got it turned off.

    2. When working with a dual-monitor system, with SSMS on the secondary monitor, all dialog boxes pop up in the center of the main monitor instead of the current one.

    And a few irritations:

    1. Many dialog boxes don't display the proper cursor.

    2. The default action for a linked server is to open the properties dialog... but double-clicking it just expands that node in the treeview.

    Wayne
    Microsoft Certified Master: SQL Server 2008
    Author - SQL Server T-SQL Recipes


    If you can't explain to another person how the code that you're copying from the internet works, then DON'T USE IT on a production system! After all, you will be the one supporting it!
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  • 'M' is a name already taken for a language. M is the name for the language once called MUMPS.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MUMPS

  • Adam Gojdas (6/14/2010)


    'M' is a name already taken for a language. M is the name for the language once called MUMPS.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MUMPS

    Yes indeed, and after looking Quadrant screen casts using M, it seems to run just like MUMPS -- same speed, only with prettier windows.

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