Author Archives: way0utwest

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Editor, SQLServerCentral

Use More Pull Requests

I noticed a short while back that Books Online is on github. You can fork the code and make corrections to pages and then submit a pull request. This is the model that many OSS projects use, including the amazing DBATools project. … Continue reading

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Back from the DPS 2017

I was honored to visit the Data Platform Summit 2017 and get to speak at the event. Since this was in India, on the other side of the world (12 hours from Denver in time zones), I took an extra … Continue reading

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Jumping Ahead

While on vacation recently, I went to see Spider-Man Homecoming with my family. It was an enjoyable movie on a rainy afternoon, and a nice addition to the Marvel lineup. I think this actually might be my favorite Spider-man movie, and I’d … Continue reading

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Adding a New Default to a Column

Another post for me that is simple and hopefully serves as an example for people trying to get blogging as #SQLNewBloggers. This is also a part of a basic series on git and how to use it. This is a … Continue reading

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A Data ID

It sounds good. A universal ID that can be used for your identifiable data, in case you happen to lose your paperwork. Paperwork? When will that term become lost to history? These days, less and less of anything is available … Continue reading

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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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