Category Archives: Editorial

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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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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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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Who’s Licensed?

My employer licenses software to users. Many of you might have SQL Compare, SQL Prompt, or one of our other handy products. If you do, you might have noticed that we have a Redgate login for you that shows your licenses and lets … Continue reading

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Data Science en Masse

GE is an amazing company. They seem to have so many divisions and produce a wide variety of products. Their financial investment success amazed the world and made Jack Welch an icon to many businesspeople. I remember reading about revolutionary … Continue reading

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The Second Best Job

I think I have one of the best jobs in the world. I get to run SQLServerCentral, focusing on the Microsoft Data Platform, writing articles, experimenting with technology, speaking at events, and more, all with a bit of autonomy. I’ve … Continue reading

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Auto DevOps

As much as I like DevOps, this scares me. There are a lot of employees (20%) at BMW that are software engineers. They want to increase that to a larger percentage, which I assume means that we’ll have more and more … Continue reading

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