When I was a kid and long before the internet was born, my Dad gave me a piece of advice that applies even more today because of the internet.
"Half of all that is written is wrong and the other half is written in such a fashion that you usually can't tell".
He's also the inventor of a monopropellent fuel (one that needs no external source of oxygen to burn) that seems to prove that bit of wisdom (whether it was his original thought or not) because he used chemicals that almost every chemistry book ever written say to never mix. It's also been said that no "effective" monopropellent could be made non-toxic. He proved that wrong, as well. If you water-down the fuel, you can brush your teeth with it. 😉
They also claimed that it couldn't be made safe. It has passed every test the U.S. Navy threw at it including the "bonfire test" where 3 plastic 50 gallon drums have a rather large bonfire built around it. When the drums finally melted and the fuel spilled into the fire, it almost put the fire out. 😀
He also used to say "One good test is worth a thousand expert opinions" (emphasis on the word "good"). IIRC, he attributed that bit of wisdom to Werner von Braun and that holds very true in the world of databases.
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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.
"If you think its expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur."--Red Adair
"Change is inevitable... change for the better is not."
When you put the right degree of spin on it, the number 3|8
is also a glyph that describes the nature of a DBAs job. 😉
How to post code problems
Create a Tally Function (fnTally)