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T-SQL Tuesday #99 – Dealer’s Choice

This month’s T-SQL Tuesday comes to us via Aaron Bertrand (b|t)  and he gave us a choice between discussing a passion we have outside of work or… it doesn’t matter. When given a choice like that, -always- go with passion. The Origin This particular passion didn’t surface until I entered Junior High/Middle School which would… Read This Article

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DROP IF EXISTS for columns

This post is half “how to” and half community bragging. How To Let’s start with the basic issue. I needed to drop a fixed set of columns should they exist in my table. Since this was on SQL Server 2016 the DROP IF EXISTS syntax sprang to mind. “This will work nicely!” I thought to… Read This Article

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T-SQL Tuesday #98 – Your Technical Challenges Conquered

  This month’s topic comes to us via Arun Sirpal (b|t) and the goal is to share a time when I faced a technical challenge that I overcame. Allow me to take a moment to traverse the mental minefield for near misses and hard fought victories until I find just the right one to talk… Read This Article

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Welcoming 2018

Welcome to 2018. A year of possibilities and hope. As 2017 fades in the rear view mirror I am going to be making a concerted effort on several fronts to ensure that this year is better than the last and paves the way for many more good years in the future. On the professional front,… Read This Article

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T-SQL Tuesday #93 – Interviewing Patterns & Anti-Patterns

Interview. Just the mere mention of the word (unless followed by ‘with the Vampire’) conjures up anxiety. Not because I have gone through any particularly painful interviews, mind you, but for the most part they tend to just be an uncomfortable me talking with several people as we step through checklists. The best ones though… Read This Article

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