Monthly Archives: March 2014

Oracle, MySQL, and MongoDB Come to SQLServerCentral

We’re in for a name change. As of May 1, we’ll be welcoming the Oracle and MySQL communities to SQLServerCentral. Our daily content will grow to include articles and questions about these platforms as we look to become more inclusive … Continue reading

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X in Technology

I have attended quite a few of the women in technology sessions across the last few years at various SQL Server events. I think the effort to promote technology careers to women and support them in the challenges they face … Continue reading

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All in Fun

My first commercial! Steve on a Horse This comes from our DBA Team promotion, which is ongoing this year.

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Getting RUN back in Windows 8

Recently I heard a few people that note that they were really hoping the next update for Windows 8 will bring back the “Run button”, which was available in XP and Windows 7. I guess it was in Vista, but … Continue reading

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Getting Fired

Have you ever been fired from a job? I hope most of you never have as it’s a somewhat traumatizing experience. I’ve been let go from one (and asked to leave another), and even though I didn’t like the job … Continue reading

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SQL Scripts Manager

We have Down Tools Week multiple times per year at Red Gate. This allows various employees to spend a week on a project, working to build something new and interesting that we rarely have time to spend our limited resources … Continue reading

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The Endless Upgrade Cycle

Security posts are always interesting to me, and this one on Tesco security is no exception. It’s an analysis from the outside of a number of problems that are blatantly obvious with the way Tesco deals with passwords for their web systems. … Continue reading

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Encryption in Las Vegas – SQL Saturday #295

I enjoy Las Vegas, usually trying to see a show of some sort when I’m there. I’ll have the chance next week, when I’m in town for SQL Saturday #295 on Apr 5. It will be a fairly quick trip … Continue reading

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Inspiring Change

This editorial was originally published on Nov 5, 2009. It is being re-run as Steve is on vacation. I attended the Women in Technology luncheon for the first time at the PASS Summit on Wednesday. My plan was to put … Continue reading

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Is Unit Testing Important?

This editorial was originally published on Nov 10, 2009. It is being re-run as Steve is on vacation. I saw a question on the SQLServerCentral ASK site the other day asking about unit testing for T-SQL stored procedures. There weren’t … Continue reading

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