Monthly Archives: September 2015

SQL Data Generator–Masking Production Data

This is a series on SQL Data Generator, covering some interesting scenarios I’ve run into. If you’ve never tried it, SQL Data Generator is a part of the SQL Toolbelt. Give it a try today with an evaluation today. I … Continue reading

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Are you a Data Scientist?

It seems that there’s no shortage of re-branding attempts being made in all industries and by all types of people. I still remember when most of us were called computer programmers instead of developers. Not many people writing C# or … Continue reading

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Congrats to Jen, Tim, Ryan, and Argenis

Last week we received the results of the PASS Board of Directors elections for 2015. Jen Stirrup and Tim Ford were re-elected to new terms. They’ve served for the past few years as members of the BOD. Ryan Adams was … Continue reading

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No Time for Testing

There is a bit of a rant from John Welch on testing your data manipulation that I like. I think some of the impact is lost because the end shows an advertisement for a product that helps here, but the points made … Continue reading

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Exercism

I’ve been looking to work on my programming skills a bit and try some new languages. I’d like to grow my career in a few different ways, as well as investigate where some of the new languages and platforms might … Continue reading

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SQL Saturday as an Attendee

Last week I did something that many people have already done. However this was my first experience, and I really enjoyed it. We’ll see if I get to do it again. I went to SQL Saturday #441 – Denver as … Continue reading

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Logging Tables

I was chatting in one of our DLM webinars and someone asked a question about logging data. I mentioned a few things, but this individual followed up and wanted more information. Specifically, how do you build a logging table? It’s an open … Continue reading

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Use SCOPE_IDENTITY()–SQLNewBlogger

Another post for me that is simple and hopefully serves as an example for people trying to get blogging as #SQLNewBloggers. I ran across a question on Facebook, of all places, the other day. Someone had asked a friend how … Continue reading

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Data Masking for Convenience

I was at Microsoft in Redmond recently and heard an interesting comment from a SQL Server developer. I was debating the data masking feature with a friend, and we were torn on the value of this for various situations we’d … Continue reading

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Everyone is a Target

There was a piece in Dark Reading about a security researcher being targeted by a hacking group. While this is more political, this does raise some questions about how hackers might target our systems in the future. It just might be through … Continue reading

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