Good reads from around the Web.
There was a lot of quality content posted this week from the SQL community, with an abundance of great posts being curated off the back of this months sublime T-SQL Tuesday theme choice courtesy of Michael J. Swart (Blog|Twitter). Well played sir.
Here’s your weekly roundup of SQL Server Blog Posts, News and Technology Stuff. Enjoy….
From the SQL Server blogs
- When Do You Fire the DBA? - Brent Ozar (Blog|Twitter)
- I Don’t Mind SELECT * Sometimes - Michael J. Swart (Blog|Twitter)
- How Safe is Your Data From Theft - Thomas Larock (Blog|Twitter)
- Buffer Pool Extensions in SQL Server 2014 - Klaus Aschenbrenner (Blog|Twitter)
- Eye Heart You Dee Effs - Russ Thomas(Blog|Twitter)
- Scans are better than Seeks. Really. - Rob Farley (Blog|Twitter)
- sp_updatestats Is Not Smart - Grant Fritchey (Blog|Twitter)
- Building a Workstation for SQL Server 2014 Dev and Testing - Glenn Berry (Blog|Twitter)
- Extended Events – It Doesn’t Have to be Hard - Jeremiah Peschka (Blog|Twitter)
- Stop Tuning with Wait Stats Percentages - Brent Ozar (Blog|Twitter)
- Stop depending on “it depends” - Mike Fal (Blog|Twitter)
- Why I Hate Row Compression - Bob Pusateri (Blog|Twitter)
- Good News About SQL Server Standard Edition’s Limits - Brent Ozar (Blog|Twitter)
- Cardinality of dm_exec_sessions and dm_exec_connections - Russ Thomas(Blog|Twitter)
- SQL Nexus 4.0 Released to codeplex - CSS SQL Server Engineers (Blog)
SQL Community Conversations
- Database for SQL Cert Practice - Finding and using free databases for learning.
- Job Postings on the forum? - The community discusses and votes to permit job posts.
- Learning To Let Go - Identifying failure and why it’s actually ok.
Other Stuff Worth Reading
- How clouds are making sysadmins extinct - TheRegister
- Papers, Please: The ‘boring’ game that became a smash hit - BBC News Technology
- Do Microsoft Employees Get Certified? - BornToLearn
- Mark Zuckerberg ‘confused and frustrated’ by US spying - BBC News Technology
- Google’s massive Drive price cut is just the beginning - TheRegister
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Thanks for reading and have a great weekend.
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