Monthly Archives: October 2018

Republish: Software Engineering in Practice

Still in Hong Kong, or maybe on the way back. Hard to know with time zones. Read Software Engineering in Practice today.

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Republish: Burnout

Vacation! In Hong Kong, so you get Burnout again.

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The Data Industrial Complex

At a keynote this week (video, transcript), Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, outlined some of the issues that we face in this world where technology is being used to gather, hoard, sell, and use tremendous amounts of data. He used … Continue reading

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Off for a Holiday

This has been a crazy month, and it’s getting crazier. So far I’ve been to these places this month: Washington, D.C. New York City London Today I’m in Chicago for the SQL in the City Summit. I flew in yesterday, … Continue reading

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Republish: Can Auditing Fail?

I’m in Chicago at the SQL in the City Summit. Therefore, republishing Can Auditing Fail? as I won’t be online.

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Rolling Back Migrations

I happen to be a fan of database migrations as a way of making and deploying database changes. This is an approach that tracks each of the scripts run by developers in their working environments and the replays these scripts … Continue reading

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Data Classification in SQL Server 2019

One of the areas that Redgate is working on is making data classification easier. Microsoft added some capabilities to SSMS 17.5 and Redgate has an EAP out for the next version of our data catalog tool. Azure SQL Database has … Continue reading

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Webinar: The end of support for SQL Server 2008

Coeo is a partner with Redgate Software. Tomorrow they are hosting a webinar on what your position will be if you are still running SQL Server 2008 or R2 now. Extended support ends next year and now is the time … Continue reading

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Better Keyboard Extensions in Azure Data Studio

I used to use ALT+X to execute queries in SSMS. I spent years with this shortcut, but as I started to present more, CTRL+E felt more natural. I’ve now grown used to that, so when I typed CTRL+E in Azure … Continue reading

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Quitting Over Training

I saw a tweet awhile back from Alex Yates that said this: “If your employer won’t provide training because they are afraid you’ll become more employable and get a job somewhere else… it’s time to quit. Immediately.” That’s a strong statement, but … Continue reading

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