Tag Archives: software development

Does Speed Compromise Quality?

One of the parts of DevOps that is often hyped is the speed and frequency of releases. Starting with Flickr and their 10 deployments a day, to Etsy deploying 50 times a day, we’ve seen companies showcasing their deployment frequency. … Continue reading

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Change Approvals

Part of a developer’s or DBA’s career is getting their work released to some system where others can use the system. Some of us may do this more than others, but we all usually have some role, whether in packaging … Continue reading

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I Hate To Send This Email

I use TrueDelta to report my car status every month. It’s a nice service, allowing car owners to see what experiences others have, and think about which models and years might be a good fit for me. I’ve tracked multiple … Continue reading

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Launching Products

Over the years I’ve seen a lot of products launched. I still remember the fanfare around Windows 95, and the efforts to make this an event of sorts, back when virtual events didn’t make sense. There have been a few … Continue reading

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GUI or CLI

There’s a debate over on Scott Hanselman’s blog about the GUI v CLI in the comments for his Azure CLI post. It’s a blend of people complaining about one or the other, mixed with a few (I think) rational people … Continue reading

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GUI or CLI

There’s a debate over on Scott Hanselman’s blog about the GUI v CLI in the comments for his Azure CLI post. It’s a blend of people complaining about one or the other, mixed with a few (I think) rational people … Continue reading

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Detecting Issues

Here’s a simple question: how are more of your application issues detected, by people or systems? I bet most of you initially think of your monitoring systems and the automated messages or pages that are sent out regularly as detecting most, … 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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Disabling #sqlprompt Formatting

I love SQL Prompt, especially the new formatting engine. However, it’s not perfect, and there are times I don’t want code reformatted. One great example is when I write INSERT statements. Here’s what I might write: INSERT dbo.Payments_A   ( … Continue reading

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How Much Code Can You Review?

When I was in college, I mostly wrote my own code for assignments (and fun), turning it in when I thought it was done. At some point I had a class that started to adopt more software engineering practices, and … Continue reading

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