This month’s T-SQL Tuesday from Aaron Bertrand gives us a choice: Life beyond the technical in a search for what Drew with the Burdensome Name calls #sqlibrium Your own T-SQL bad habits And I’ve got one, maybe two posts in progress on the first topic. Alas, ironic that being swamped with work is blocking me from writing my #sqlibrium #TSQL2sday post — Andy Levy (@ALevyInROC) February 12, 2018 Thanks to Eugene Meidinger (blog|twitter) for nudging me in the direction of posting this.
It’s time for T-SQL Tuesday and this month’s edition is hosted by Ewald Cress (blog|twitter). It’s non-technical this month because we’re all recovering from PASS Summit. Ewald asks us to: give a shout-out to people (well-known or otherwise) who have made a meaningful contribution to your life in the world of data. This post is both difficult and easy. Difficult because there are so many people in the community whom I’ve learned from.
This month’s T-SQL Tuesday is hosted by Rob Sewell and he’s posed the following question: What are you going to automate today with PowerShell? I’m cheating a little bit in that this is something I did a couple weeks ago, but it was immensely helpful. I’d been working on building out a new instance to migrate our test databases onto, but the developers had an urgent need to do some testing in isolation so they “borrowed” that new instance.
This month’s T-SQL Tuesday is hosted by Raul Gonzalez and he’s asked everyone to share things we might be a bit embarrassed about: For this month, I want you peers to write about those important lessons that you learned the hard way, for instance something you did and put your systems down or maybe something you didn’t do and took your systems down. It can be also a bad decision you or someone else took back in the day and you’re still paying for it…
This month’s T-SQL Tuesday is hosted by Brent Ozar and he’s asked everyone to find interesting bug or enhancement requests in Microsoft Connect related to SQL Server. The Connect item doesn’t have to have anything to do with T-SQL – it could be about the engine, SSRS, R, the installer, whatever. Now, more than ever, Microsoft has started to respond to Connect requests and get ’em fixed not just in upcoming versions of SQL Server, but even in cumulative updates for existing versions.
It’s 2016. So why are we still dealing with T-SQL code and design patterns that were designed 7 versions ago? In the 15 years I have been using databases professionally, we’re still dealing with: Peoples’ names are split into first name, last name and middle initial fields. Ignoring that this falls afoul of several of the myths programmers believe about names, the first name column was defined as CHAR(10) in a standard installation.
Wayne Sheffield (blog|twitter) is hosting this month’s T-SQL Tuesday and his topic is Giving Back to the SQL Community. More specifically, he’s asking how each of us is planning on giving something back to the SQL Community in 2015. He offers up a few suggestions, so I’ll start by addressing those and then move on to additional ideas. Are you going to start speaking at your local user group? Yes, I expect that by the end of 2015 I will have spoken to our local chapter at least once.
This month’s T-SQL Tuesday topic is passwords. I’m neither a DBA nor server/system admin, so the only passwords I get to manage are my own. But there’s still lots to talk about. Passwords (or rather, weak passwords) have been in the news a lotover the past two weeks, so it’s timely. This is the password story I’d like to tell my kids, but they’re too young to understand yet. What’s Your Password?
My first official entry for T-SQL Tuesday (my first was a guest post hosted by Kendal Van Dyke (blog|twitter), so I’m not really counting it) is brought to you by PowerShell, or PoSH. Ever since I discovered PoSH and really dove into learning it a couple years ago, my co-workers have gotten a bit annoyed by my insistence upon using it for everything. It is my favorite hammer, and around me I see nothing but acres and acres of nails.