Speaking of automated testing, you should write a followup article about who tests the automated test software? I can't speak for anyone else but we've had the occasional "whoops" occur even there. In the panic that followed to fix the test software so they could meet a deadline, they fixed the original "whoops" and introduced another that was just as difficult to find and fix.
BTW... +10,000,000 for pointing out that even the Actual Execution Plan is NOT a measure of performance. People just don't seem to get that especially when they're comparing two execution plans.
is pronounced "ree-bar
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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.
"Change is inevitable... change for the better is not".
"If "pre-optimization" is the root of all evil, then what does the resulting no optimization lead to?"
How to post code problems
How to Post Performance Problems
Create a Tally Function (fnTally)