I received an email from a reader the other day, asking for a spot of advice. You know, that highly sought after and dangerous free stuff. Our SQL community chum posed some rather splendid questions, some of which you have likely pondered too. Since a chap only has so many keystrokes in life, I’m sharing my thoughts [...]
There’s a lot of valuable information on the internet. The astute among you will have also noticed that there’s a fair amount of crap out there too. Whether you’re browsing forums, web sites or blogs, knowing what the best sources of SQL Server information are and more importantly which one’s you can trust, can be tricky. [...]
Taking responsibility for your professional development and making it a priority is essential to being a successful Data Professional. It’s why so many of you get involved and share great advice in the Community Forum. Courtesy of our friends at SQL Server Live! I’ve got a fantastic opportunity for you to learn SQL Server and invest in [...]
I received a blog comment from a nice chap recently, concerning a subject that I’m often asked about and I wanted to share my thoughts with you here. I only have a finite number of keystrokes left in me after all, so I’m blogging my thoughts and replying to the comment with a link to this post. Hi John, [...]
If you could give a DBA just one piece of advice, what would it be? I asked 20 successful and experienced SQL Server professionals this exact question. You can find their answers inside DBA JumpStart, a unique collection of inspiring content just for SQL Server DBAs. Just Another Blog Post It’s hard to believe that [...]
I received an email from a nice chap recently, concerning a subject that I’m often asked about and I wanted to share my thoughts with you here. Since I only have so many keystrokes left in my life, I am blogging my thoughts and emailing a link. Dear Sir, I am 37 years old. I’ve never worked in [...]
Senior Database Administrators (DBAs) through experience develop and practice a variety of habits that become key contributors to their success. Here are 10 habits of successful DBAs that you can begin to put to work for you right away. Habit #1: Use Free SQL Server Tools What if I told you that you can get [...]
For me, one of the most rewarding things about blogging are the conversations we have together. The opportunity to connect, share and grow with passionate people from all over the world is a great privilege. I’ve met so many wonderful people through our community, learning something from each of you about technology and even life.
That’s why I started the SQL Brit Community Forum.
The start of a new working year is often a time for self reflection. This is a great thing, it’s the first step toward you achieving growth, improvement and ultimately better results.
The value of investing in your own professional development is clear. I encourage you to take the time to devise your plan and you will achieve fantastic results.
This post is part of the T-SQL Tuesday Meme, this month hosted by Jason Brimhall. His chosen theme, to come up with a story where you “stood firm” and relate it to these words: resolve, resolution, or resolute. Regular readers will know and tell you that I’m resolute in my philosophy that the Best DBAs Automate Everything. So [...]
Short and sweet today, here’s what you enjoyed reading the most this year on the blog. No accounting for taste then. How To Become a SQL Server DBA My Guide To Passing Exam 70-432 Top 10 Junior DBA Interview Tips The Database Administrators Primary Responsibility Performing Fast SQL Server Delete Operations 10 Character Traits of [...]
It’s holiday season which means it’s a time for you all to buy me gifts super busy time for Data Professionals! Bosses are keen to take of advantage of the opportune downtime to get maintenance done and your colleagues are abandoning the office in droves. Leaving their troubles and work behind them, most likely for you to [...]