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Here’s your weekly roundup of SQL Server Blog Posts, News and Techie Stuff. Enjoy!
SQL Server Links
- How It Works: Online Index Rebuild – Can Cause Increased Fragmentation - An look at some of the lesser know internal goings on of Online Index RebuildOperations, from the CSS SQL Server Engineers (Blog).
- Compute Scalars, Expressions and Execution Plan Performance - You know what’s coming, it can only be more high quality and informative content from Mr Paul White (Blog|Twitter).
- Write a Killer Technical Resume in Five Steps - Get your resume polished up with these tips from Kendra Little (Blog|Twitter). You might also enjoy my post How To Write An Interview Winning Resume.
- Cloud Computing: Start with the problem - I missed this post from the round up last week but I wanted to include it now because I think Buck Woody (Blog|Twitter) shares a Yoda moment with us. There’s an important message for all you problem solvers, so that’s everyone reading.
- Where’s Your Company’s #SQLHelp Resource? - An interesting idea from Brent Ozar (Blog|Twitter). I’m not sure how well received this would be in corporate environments, it requires the masses to actually think and put a little effort in ;-)
- SQLskills training goes online worldwide (and free in September!) - Free stuff! What more do you need to know? Shared courtesy of Paul Randal (Blog|Twitter) and the folks over on Pluralsight.
- Does This Datatype Make My Column Look Fat? - Thomas Larock (Blog|Twitter)
- Where Does SQL Server Store the Source for Stored Procedures? - An nice clear investigative walk-through of some internals from Mark S. Rasmussen (Blog|Twitter).
- Strange Sch-S / Sch-M Deadlock on Machines with 16 or More Schedulers - An intriguing bug recently encountered by the CSS SQL Server Engineers (Blog).
- Scary SQL Surprises Webcast Video - Brent Ozar (Blog|Twitter) and the PLF Team.
- CHECKDB internals: what is the BlobEater? - Following on from some Twitter discussions earlier in the week, Paul Randal (Blog|Twitter) shares the details behind the mysterious BlobEater.
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Misc Technology Posts
- Amazon launches new Kindle Fire tablets in UK - BBC News Technology
- Google’s stats show few Android tablets in use - TheRegister
- Raspberry Pi being manufactured in the UK - BBC News Technology
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