T-SQL Tuesday #112 – The Cookie Jar

This month, Shane O’Neill hosts T-SQL Tuesday. His topic is titled Dipping into the Cookie Jar and is inspired by David Goggins‘ book titled Can’t Hurt Me. Coincidence: I am currently listening to the Can’t Hurt Me audio book. I made several recent mini-road-trips to Richmond to visit my Dad (more later) – a 75-mile …
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T-SQL Tuesday #111 Roundup

Thank You! First, we owe a debt of gratitude to my friend Adam Machanic (blog | @adammachanic | Data Education) for starting T-SQL Tuesday in the first place. Thank you, Adam! Next, we owe a huge shout-out to Steve Jones (blog | @way0utwest | SQL Server Central) for carrying the torch by maintaining tsqltuesday.com. Finally, thank you …
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T-SQL Tuesday: When Good Projects Go Bad

Thanks to Jeff Mlakar for hosting this month’s T-SQL Tuesday, a monthly collection of blog posts by data bloggers who work and live in the Microsoft SQL Server space. This month’s topic is about projects that have gone wrong. “Why Do Good Projects Go Bad, Andy?” Deltas. That’s all. Deltas. Allow me to explain. In …
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T-SQL Tuesday #106: Regarding Triggers

In my experience, people either love or hate triggers in Transact-SQL. As a consultant, I get to see some interesting solutions involving triggers. In one case, I saw several thousand lines of T-SQL in a single trigger. My first thought was, “I bet there’s a different way to do that.” I was right. The people …
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T-SQL Tuesday 102: Giving Back

I enjoy the privilege and honor of participating in the SQL Server Community alongside many who read this blog. And I know from past experience that some reading this post will make the switch from consumers-only in our community to sharers and consumers one day. For my part, I consume more than I contribute. I …
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Learning Goals for 2018 – T-SQL Tuesday #97

My friend and #SqlFamily sister Mala hosts this month’s T-SQL Tuesday topic: Setting learning goals for 2018. It’s a timely topic for me as I’ve recently engaged in more formalized training. Mala’s questions: What do you want to learn? (specific skills and talents) How and when do you want to learn? (methods of learning and …
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