It’s Something For The Weekend(SFTW) time, I hope you’ve had a great week!
Happy New Year folks. I hope you enjoyed the holidays and I suspect many of you still are enjoying them, having yet to return to the grind. For those of you back at work already, you have my permission to grab a coffee and take a time-out to enjoy this weeks SQL Server links, provided you vote for me in the TribalSQL Awards that is……
Data Professionals are an ambitious bunch and so it’s no surprise to see plenty of great content being produced, even during this more relaxed(supposedly) time of year.
Here’s your weekly roundup of SQL Server Blog Posts, News and Technology Stuff. Enjoy….
SQL Server Links
- 10 Phrases Developer Use Too Often – A classic list of familiar Developer quips courtesy of Pinal Dave (Blog|Twitter). How many do you recognise? Quite a few I bet.
- When DMVs Cost Me My Job – The wise Robert L. Davis(Blog|Twitter) shares a DBA career story.
- SQLskills holiday gift to you: all 2012 Insider videos – Christmas may be behind us (or a very long way off – yeah I’m a glass half empty kind of guy) but those super generous folks over at SQLSkills are still gifting. Paul Randal (Blog|Twitter) here sharing all of last years SQL Insider videos for you to enjoy.
- How to Cache Stored Procedure Results – Roll your own SQL Server caching tier, if you really have to, with Brent Ozar (Blog|Twitter).
- 13 Things That Didn’t Happen to me in 2013 – Thomas Larock (Blog|Twitter) reflects back on his 2013.
- SQL Server DMVs that Lie – Kendra Little (Blog|Twitter) reveals some the SQL Server DMVs that you absolutely need to play closer attention to.
- What’s the Hidden Issue in the Recent PASS Bylaw Changes? – Kevin Kline(Blog|Twitter) a closer look at some of the recent changes going on within PASS.
- 5 Database Lessons From The Bathroom… – A rather novel use of analogy this week from Mike Walsh (Blog|Twitter).
- Top 10 Signs Your SQL Server is Neglected – A quick tip list here courtesy of Kendra Little (Blog|Twitter), helping you check for toilet paper on your shoe.
- Access Trumps Ownership – Thomas Larock (Blog|Twitter) asks do you really need to “own” your infrastructure or perhaps just require access to it?
- Modifying not owned SQL Agent Jobs without being a sysadmin? – Boris Hristov (Blog|Twitter) shares a clever workaround to a frustrating scenario that I’m sure just about every DBA has encountered at some point.
Misc. Technology Posts from Around the Web
- 2014 Ultimate Developer and Power Users Tool List for Windows – Scott Hanselman
- Cash machines raided with infected USB sticks – BBC News Technology
- Merry Christmas? Not for app devs – TheRegister
- How to run old but awesome games from the 90s on your new computer – Scott Hanselman
- Snapchat hack affects 4.6 million users – BBC News Technology
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Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!