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Your 2017 Goals

Last week I wrote some predictions for 2017, and plenty of you added your own thoughts. Overall, security is a concern for most people, with little hope things will improve. I certainly hope they do, but like most of you, … Continue reading

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The Salary Range

We published the results of our 2016 Salary Survey today, which has some interesting numbers in it. I haven’t done a lot of analysis of the data, but it seems as though the averages are higher than I expected for … Continue reading

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Testing Coders

Interviewing someone is hard. In fact, I’m not sure many of us really know how to do it well. Looking at the past hires in most companies I’ve known, I find that all too often the success of hires in … Continue reading

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Learn to Earn

Could you double or triple your salary by learning more technology skills? Sure, and here’s a great story about someone learning PowerShell and dramatically increasing their earnings. This is a good read, looking at the journey of someone through their … Continue reading

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The Pressure to Compromise Ethics

There have always been those that seek to defraud, deceive or mislead their customers. In order to do this, someone inside an organization has always been willing to pressure employees to compromise their ethics and morals. Construction companies may use … Continue reading

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Hire the Right People

I’ve seen this list of why projects fail going around the Internet for awhile (recently from Brent Ozar Unlimited).  There are a number of items in here, and if you substitute some other field for the data scientist part, you … Continue reading

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A New Recovery Tool for Your Toolbelt

Those of us that administer databases and are responsible for ensuring the integrity and availability of data know that being able to restore systems is a core skill. In the SQL Server world, this should mean more than just being able to … Continue reading

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Go Code

Should we be teaching more people to code? That’s a question I ponder, especially after re-reading an old view against the idea, a newer one, and a pro-code piece. At the end of the day, I think that coding is … Continue reading

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Bring Solutions

This editorial was originally published on Feb 13, 2013. It is being re-run as Steve is out of the office. What’s your job? Most of you will answer “DBA”, or “developer”, or “manager”, or something that corresponds to your title. … Continue reading

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Server Hardware or Coffee?

I actually chuckled out loud in my office recently. I was reading a piece about Expensify and how they learned some lessons from their database architecture over time. It’s a good piece, but at one point the author talks about … Continue reading

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