Entering the SQL Matrix

I know why you are here and I know what you’ve been doing. You hardly sleep and why night after night you sit by the computer; you are looking for what they call ~ The SQL Knowledge. I know because I too have looked for the knowledge, and when that knowledge found me it told …

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SQL Prompt What Is It Good For Absolutely…

Everything. If you’ve never had the opportunity to use Red Gates SQL prompt utility then you are missing out. Recently, I went without it for a day by some circumstances that I decided to create for myself. Of course these actions were not intentional but then it got me thinking somewhat on if I was …

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Change Sometimes Is A Good Thing

The past several weeks I have started to take inventory. Every Data Professional should do this whether it is a bi-monthly, quarterly, or yearly. Technically what comes to my mind is backups, security checks, what can be automated, what worked for you this year and what didn't, etc. With that said I came full circle back …

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So You Want To Go To Pass Summit?!?!

 Back in 2011 I was afforded the opportunity to attend PASS in Seattle, Washington. It was the first time I had made such a journey to this conference; I really didn't know what to expect. I've heard the stories, the     many positive things regarding the sessions, learning, and networking - but to be quite honest …

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Being Hectic With The Thrill

It happens every time anyone goes to an amusement park. The one park that sticks out to me is Disneyworld just because I was there on a recent family vacation. You know what I'm talking about - the crazy rides, the masses of people, the running to and fro. Vacation is supposed to be a relaxing time …

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Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due

Have you ever stopped and looked at the SQL Community as a whole entity and all it has accomplished? Better yet, have you ever stopped and thought about a problem you’ve researched and found that someone else has already been experiencing it and has provided a solution? If you are doing any blogging or social …

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