Daily Archives: May 5, 2011

A row has no row number

It seems that every month I have someone asking the question about ordering or row numbers for a query. Let’s get one thing clear from the start: there are no "row numbers" in a table. You can assume that the … Continue reading

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The Titanic Cloud

Is a cloud provider unsinkable? This piece from CNN shows an image of the Titanic as it talks about Amazon’s recent Amazon Web Services outage, which took down parts of many sites, including Reddit, FourSquare and the New York Times. … Continue reading

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