I hope you’ve had a great week!
What’s better than the SQL community itself? When those very same folks get together to help the wider community by getting involved in awesome events such as GiveCampUK, taking place this weekend.
GiveCamp is a weekend-long event where technology professionals including designers, developers and database administrators (someone has to control those troublesome Devs) join forces with technology marketers and web strategists to donate their time to providing solutions for non-profit and charity organisations. It’s a tremendous initiative and I wish everyone involved a fantastic and productive weekend. To find out how you too can get involved visit the GiveCampUK site.
Here’s your weekly roundup of SQL Server Blog Posts, News and Techie Stuff. Enjoy!
SQL Server Links
- Page Life Expectancy isn’t what you think… – Paul Randal (Blog|Twitter) shares with us the reasons why. Be sure to read on through to the referenced posts too, as well as the comment.
- Did You Know? Query Options Setting in SSMS – Of course I did but just in case you did not, here’s Kalen Delaney (Blog|Twitter) to fill you in.
- Thinking Big (Adventure) – AdventureWorks’ number one fan Adam Machanic (Blog|Twitter) shares his script for scaling up the DB to provide a superior playground/model for testing.
- Follow the Data in Transactional Replication – An interesting paper on Replication from the Microsoft SQL Server Replication Support Team(Blog).
- Finding keyless tables across multiple servers – A T-SQL querying tip for DBAs courtesy of Aaron Bertrand (Blog|Twitter).
- Table-valued parameters in SQL 2005 – Better late than never, it’s Rob Farley (Blog|Twitter). Be sure to check out Rob’s other recent posts, including his fantastic work for the wider community where he not only took part in a charity run/walk (as he was sporting a back injury) but also sponsored the event on behalf of his consulting company LobsterPot Solutions. Good form sir!
- Data Driven Promotions: How DBAs and Developers Should Ask for a Raise – A subject close to every Data Professionals heart I’m sure. Kendra Little (Blog|Twitter) shares a really good structured approach here as to how you can go about tackling this sometimes taboo subject and get the outcome you desire.
- Unexpected errors from table-valued functions – More T-SQL pearls of wisdom shared courtesy of Aaron Bertrand (Blog|Twitter).
- SQL SERVER – DATEDIFF – Accuracy of Various Dateparts – This man’s Blog is a technology forum in it’s own right considering how many user questions get answered. Answering a reader question here, it’s
UK SQL Server Upcoming Events
- LONDON – Tue 1 Nov – SQL Server 2008 Developer Workshop with Gavin Payne.
- SOUTHAMPTON – Wed 9 Nov -Allan Mitchell and James Rowland-Jones taking over the evening.
- DUNDEE – Sat 19 Nov – A FREE single-day software development conference.
- LEEDS – Wed 23 Nov – Provisional date.
Misc Technology Posts
- Multiple Video Cards – Just because you can, absolutely means that you should.
- Satellite images of Earth show roads, air traffic, cities at night and internet cables – Fascinating images here. It’s scary to think about just how fast the worlds population is growing.
- Android debuts Ice Cream Sandwich
- Who are the jailbreakers? – Well, just a bunch of kids (sorry entrepreneurs) it would seem…..
That’s it for this week. If you’ve read a post this week that you think deserves a mention be sure to let me and other readers know by using comments section below. You can also reach me on email and find me on Twitter(@JohnSansom).
Have a great weekend!
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