Monthly Archives: March 2017

Including Your Database in a DevOps CI/CD Process

Abstract DevOps is changing today’s software development world by helping us build better software, faster. However many organizations struggle to include their database changes with their application deployment. In this session, we will examine how the concepts and principles of … Continue reading

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Thoughts on PASS Summit Speaker Selection Changes

Recently the PASS Blog released some changes to the speaker selection process that have generated some commentary and thoughts from various people. I read Joey D’Antoni’s thoughts, Andy Leonard’s thoughts as well as various tweets and comments. I talked with … Continue reading

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Looking Back at the SQL Clone Launch(es)

Yesterday was the SQL Clone launch livestream from the Redgate office in Cambridge, UK. I flew over on Monday, along with Grant Fritchey, to help broadcast a few sessions about the product. I’ve been excited to see SQL Clone for … Continue reading

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Watch Your DataTypes in Aggregates–#SQLNewBlogger

Another post for me that is simple and hopefully serves as an example for people trying to get blogging as #SQLNewBloggers. I’ve got a database of NBA statistics with data like this for players. I downloaded a CSV and loaded … Continue reading

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Big Companies are Improving with DevOps

One of the comments I’ve often heard from people that work in IT and haven’t adopted DevOps is that the principles and changes required won’t work at their organization. Quite a few people think that only small, new companies, like … Continue reading

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Hacked

Hacked By Steve Jones, 2013/01/02 This editorial was originally published on Jan 2, 2013. It is being rerun as Steve is out of the office. I’ve been hacked before. My personal web site has been hacked with a variety of … Continue reading

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Getting a VHD into Azure with PoSh

Another post for me that is simple and hopefully serves as an example for people trying to get blogging as #SQLNewBloggers. I thought this would make a nice SQLNewBlogger post, an easy get started one. I used the docs from … Continue reading

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TSQLTuesday.com – Quick WordPress Setup in Azure

When I agreed to host the T-SQL Tuesday site, I wasn’t sure what to do. I thought about just putting up a static page, one I’d edit, but in some conversations with Adam Machanic, he wanted to have a few … Continue reading

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Change Approvals

Part of a developer’s or DBA’s career is getting their work released to some system where others can use the system. Some of us may do this more than others, but we all usually have some role, whether in packaging … Continue reading

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I Hate To Send This Email

I use TrueDelta to report my car status every month. It’s a nice service, allowing car owners to see what experiences others have, and think about which models and years might be a good fit for me. I’ve tracked multiple … Continue reading

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