Category Archives: Editorial

Republish: Release Wednesday

In the UK getting ready for SQL in the City, so Release Wednesday being republished.

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Republish: State v Migrations

Back in the UK, so a republish of State v Migrations

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More Query Tuning?

This is probably a topic near and dear to the hearts of Grant, Brent, Paul #2 (White), and plenty other more well known speakers in the #sqlfamily community that often present on the topic of writing more efficient code. They do a fantastic job … Continue reading

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Building Test Data

One of the debates I’ve seen over the last few months is about test data in development environments. As I’ve been preparing for and learning more about the GDPR, it seems that many companies are concerned about holding sensitive data … Continue reading

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The Data Submarine

For some reason, this came to mind: under the sea, under the sea. That’s what I thought of as I was reading about Microsoft sinking a data center. There are probably jokes to be made about Microsoft and sinking, though they’re less … Continue reading

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Machine Learning in the Database

When SQL Server added the ability to execute R code, the decision seemed to split the customer base into two groups. One group was impressed and thought the idea of executing R code to analyze data in the database was … Continue reading

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Be Prepared with Baselines

I visited a doctor recently, and he told me a measurement he’d made. I asked if it was good or bad, and he said he had no idea. The value varied too much from person to person, and without values … Continue reading

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Microsoft and GitHub

I started using git with GitHub. I thought their hosted service was fantastic, and have seen quite a few companies using private repos for their internal code, including my employer, Redgate. I see companies from Five Thirty Eight to releasing their data to … Continue reading

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Better Comments

I assume most of your comment your code. Well, you probably comment code most of the time. I’d bet your comments have quite a bit of detail. And you do this completely inconsistently. That’s what I’d think, or maybe just … Continue reading

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Get What You Pay For?

Many items that we choose to buy have some relation between the price and the quality of the item. We often find that a more expensive appliance or automobile has better quality than a cheaper one. There’s certainly a point … Continue reading

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