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Avoiding Development Taxes

When I first worked in an environment where multiple developers needed to release software, I found too many rules and constraints for smooth development. The process was developed by one person, or for one application, and somehow expanded to encompass … Continue reading

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Don’t Use Code Coverage

I got asked in a seminar recently how to perform code coverage for T-SQL. There aren’t a lot of options, but there is a project from Ed Elliot called SQLCover that looks to examine how much of your code gets called from … Continue reading

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Rewrite Your Code Tomorrow

One of the things that many developers learn over time is that they write better code with practice. In fact, some of the time a developer will find that if they write a bit of code to solve a problem, … Continue reading

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I Will Write Bad Code

I’ll write bad code. I know it will happen. I’ll produce a bad query, incorrect logic, or the wrong data transformation being returned. This won’t be a malicious act. It might be because of ignorance, or perhaps just a simple … Continue reading

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Database Development Made Easy

I ran across this post on developing database with SSDT. It has a lot of steps, and reading through it, I find this to make some sense, but I’m not sure I think this is easy. I can see why developers … Continue reading

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Use More Pull Requests

I noticed a short while back that Books Online is on github. You can fork the code and make corrections to pages and then submit a pull request. This is the model that many OSS projects use, including the amazing DBATools project. … Continue reading

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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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Software Has Bugs

Every once in awhile I have someone I meet complaining about software quality, usually with regards to some piece of Microsoft software. I’ll invariably hear how there shouldn’t be bugs in SQL Server or Windows, and Microsoft isn’t testing their … Continue reading

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The Poor State of Secure Coding

Security is becoming a bigger issue all the time. More companies are getting hacked and losing control of data. It seems every week there’s a new disclosure from some firm. Recently OneLogin had a breach, which is very disturbing as … Continue reading

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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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