Category Archives: Editorial

The Best Days

I recently asked about the worst days in your career, so today let’s turn it around. What are the best days of your career? If you can give us a list of 2 or 3 days, projects, accomplishments, etc., it might … Continue reading

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What Data is Really Needed?

The GDPR took effect in May of this year, at least with regards to enforcement. A few days after the May 25 date, a German court ruled against ICANN, the company that registers domain names on the Internet and manages … Continue reading

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Maintain Your Trustworthiness

Many of us that are DBAs and/or sysadmins find ourselves with privileged access to many systems. We can often read the data that’s stored in these systems, whether that’s a relational database, a NoSQL store, or even a mail system. … Continue reading

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The Master of the Schema

“The database … should be the master of the schema”. It’s not often I see an application developer talk about the importance of the database, or at least that the database (and data) are very important to the success of … Continue reading

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The Worst Day

I challenged people to write about their daily work a few weeks ago. I haven’t see a lot of posts, but I am still hopeful some of you will document your day, as Iris Classon has done a few times. It’s not that I expect … Continue reading

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Unwired for Weeks

I took a few weeks off recently for a vacation with my family. We traveled from Denver to Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming and then on to Glacier National Park in Montana. We drove a horse trailer, camping along the way in the vast outdoors … Continue reading

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The Ideal IDE

When I started working with SQL Server, I spent a lot of time in Query Analyzer and isql.exe. Those were my two main tools, using those to query a database instance in a lightweight manner. At some point Microsoft released … Continue reading

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Will Terminators Be Required?

I was looking at an article the other day and noticed that there was a CTE sample with the semicolon on the line before the code. I’ve been seeing this convention for years, starting your CTE with a semicolon because … Continue reading

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Republish: Is SQL Server Mature?

Last day of holiday, so republishing Is SQL Server Mature?

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Republish: CI and CD Aren’t Magic

Almost done with vacation, but a few days left. Republishing CI and CD Aren’t Magic

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