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Do What Hurts

A long time ago I heard a manager at a company say that if something is hard, we ought to practice it more and find ways to make it easy. Barring that, we ought to at least be comfortable with … Continue reading

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Adding a License to GitHub

I’ve rarely thought about licensing my code, but it’s something to be aware of for your work. Most of us freely share code, though I have started to add a minor copyright and as is notation to some of my … Continue reading

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Very Hot Patches

“At best it would crash” is not a phrase I’d like to have to use as a data professional. That’s a quote from an article that the Azure team wrote about hot patching SQL Server. While this sounds very scary, … Continue reading

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T-SQL Context Switching

Studies have shown that reading someone else’s code can be both stressful and time consuming. Developers that pick up unfamiliar code find themselves spending much more time comprehending the code than with more familiar projects. I think this might be … Continue reading

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