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The Financial DBA

I’ve got an Azure subscription. At least, I think I have just one. I know I have a few Microsoft accounts, across 4 (or more) different email addresses, that I use for various VSTS development purposes, but only one should … Continue reading

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Cool Projects

This editorial was originally published on Aug 23, 2013. It is being re-published as Steve is on vacation. I had a conversation recently with a developer that was working on a rather neat problem. This had to do with a … Continue reading

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The March of AI

Machine learning and AI systems are becoming more and more popular all the time. The constant onslaught of media articles and hype is pressuring more and more companies to experiment with AI systems. Whether these techniques work or not, no … Continue reading

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A Database Design Test

I was watching a presentation recently on database design and the speaker talked about how he hires developers. These are full stack developers, for whom the database is a portion of their responsibility. One of the tasks he gives them … Continue reading

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Your Job Description

In every job I’ve ever held, there’s been some scope creep in my duties. No matter what I think my job is, I end up handling tasks in very different areas. While bartending, I’ve had to cook food a few … Continue reading

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Three Days and a Notebook

This is a short week of work for me, really just today before heading off to attend Microsoft Build 2017. I’ll spend the rest of the week watching Microsoft show off their latest tools, ideas, technology, and more at the … Continue reading

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Thinking Time

I’ve been fortunate in my career to meet a lot of different people with a variety of views on the world, career, technology, and more. I’ve learned a lot about various things by focusing on conversations with these people and … Continue reading

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Becoming a Data Scientist

Data Science is hot. There are lots of companies excited by using machine learning and AI to enhance their applications. There are new jobs, some of them well paying, and certainly not enough people to fill them. In many ways … Continue reading

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Why DevOps? Employee Satisfaction

DevOps is being embraced by more and more companies, but still a minority of organizations that perform software development. There are plenty of software developers, project managers, and operational staff that are comfortable with their own process, even as they … Continue reading

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The Multilingual Programmer

At the recent SQL Konferenz in Germany, the keynote was from Michael Rhys of Microsoft. His talk was on the evolution and design of the U-SQL language. If you haven’t looked at it, U-SQL is what the Azure Data Lake … Continue reading

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