Monthly Archives: August 2017

Failed Projects

This editorial is from way back, published in 2005, but perhaps still a good one today. This is being re-run as Steve is at the Data Platform Summit. Friday is poll day, at least as long as I can be … Continue reading

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Opinions and Votes

This editorial was originally published on Aug 19, 2013. It is being re-run as Steve is away at the Data Platform Summit. When you work with a vendor, you may report bugs, issues, or strange behaviors in software. These area … Continue reading

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Hiring Heterogeneously

This editorial was originally published on Jul 22, 2013. It is being re-run as Steve is on vacation. I wrote recently about tech interviews and hiring, and even on an interesting interviewing technique for senior people. However we need to hire … Continue reading

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Hiring Guitarists

This editorial was originally published on July 1, 2013. It is being re-run as Steve is on vacation. Hiring good people is hard, though in some cases it might not matter as much as others. If I am hiring entry … Continue reading

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Using Merge–#SQLNewBlogger

Another post for me that is simple and hopefully serves as an example for people trying to get blogging as #SQLNewBloggers. I was playing with some data, loading it into staging tables and then moving it to a real table. … Continue reading

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Accelerating Your Career

This post was originally published on Apr 23, 2013. It is being re-run as Steve is on vacation. I ran across an article on ways to accelerate your career and for the most part I think these are good ideas and suggestions. … Continue reading

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T-SQL Tuesday #93–Interviewing Patterns

It’s time for T-SQL Tuesday, and this is a good topic. Not too close to T-SQL, but certainly something many people are interested in. Kendra Little hosts this month, and her topic is interviewing patterns and anti-patterns. Things that are … Continue reading

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Holiday

It seems like a lot of holiday this summer. A long weekend in Wyoming, a week at Grand Lake, another few days near Evergreen, and now another week gone. I’m getting my holiday in this summer. I’m off to India … Continue reading

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Learning through Puzzles

A few years ago I ran across the Advent of Code challenge. It’s an interesting set of puzzles that you are asked to solve. Most are at a scale that wouldn’t be practical to solve manually. Once you solve a puzzle, there is … Continue reading

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The 2017 Data Platform Summit

I’m off in a couple days to India for a week of vacation and then the 2017 Data Platform Summit. This is my first time attending, and I’m excited to go. A new country to visit and present in. In … Continue reading

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