Tag Archives: tools

The Ideal IDE

When I started working with SQL Server, I spent a lot of time in Query Analyzer and isql.exe. Those were my two main tools, using those to query a database instance in a lightweight manner. At some point Microsoft released … Continue reading

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T-SQL Tuesday #101–Tools

This month’s T-SQL Tuesday is brought to you by Jens Vestergaard. The invitation for #101 is for essential SQL Server tools. Since I work for a tool vendor, you can guess that I’m going to be shaded that way. This … Continue reading

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Using Better Tools

There are good tools available to help you work with your SQL Server database or build better applications. Microsoft has built some, most of which I think are basic and not great, but plenty of third parties have offered products … Continue reading

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KDiff3

As I write more code, especially database code, and I collaborate with others (or myself), I find that I have the need to merge code more and more. It’s inevitable, and since I work across a couple machines, I even … Continue reading

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Basic SQLCMD–#SQLNewBlogger

Another post for me that is simple and hopefully serves as an example for people trying to get blogging as #SQLNewBloggers. I had the need to connect from the command line recently, and decided to make a quick post on … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Tool List

I’ve seen Scott Hanselman’s Ultimate Tool List a few times and adopted some of the tools in the past. He updated it for 2014 and has added quite a few new tools. I downloaded F.lux the other day and am giving it a test … Continue reading

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