I am writing this blog post as contribution to #NewStarNovember and what got me re-started as a tech speaker in 2020. I haven’t done a lot of tech speaking – and no the reason is not what you likely think it is..it is not jitters or stagefright or any such thing. I do have my… Continue reading My adventures with speaking and what changed
This month’s T-SQL Tuesday is hosted by my dear friend Kevin Kline (b | t) . Kevin’s call is for us to ‘Tell us the story of how attending an IT conference or event resulted in an amazing career or life opportunity.‘ My professional life literally changed for the better since my first PASS Summit, which was many years… Continue reading T-SQL Tuesday 153: The conference that changed everything
This month’s T-SQL Tuesday is hosted by Deborah Melkin(b|t), and she has an interesting topic. She wants us to write a rant on a scenario we encountered at a client that has the common ‘it depends’ stance go right out of the window..or in other words, something that is so bad that there is no… Continue reading T-SQL Tuesday #152 – The crazy login client
I received a great collection of blog posts in response to my T-SQL Tuesday 151 – asking people to write on T-SQL Coding Standards. Rob Farley (t|b) is of the opinion that coding values that help with efficiency are better than rigidly enforced standards, although he as a consultant abides by his customer’s needs in… Continue reading T-SQL Tuesday 151 Round up: Coding Standards
T-SQL Tuesday is the blog party started by Adam Machanic (b|t) over a decade ago and is now maintained by Steve Jones (b|t) on tsqltuesday.com. On the first Tuesday of each month, a blogger hosts the party and suggests a topic. Anyone interested in the topic gets to blog about it. You have one week to… Continue reading T-SQL Tuesday 151 Invite: T-SQL Coding Standards
I am glad to be contributing to the 150th blog party started by Adam Machanic and has helped so many get our blogs going. This month’s T-SQL Tuesday is hosted by a dear friend Ken Fisher – Ken wants us to write on our first technical job. The year was 1987. I was an engineering… Continue reading T-SQL Tuesday 150: My first technical job
This months’ T-SQL Tuesday blog party is hosted by Rie Merrit (t|b) as part of Azure Community Group lead. Her call is to pick one or two things that work for running a user group and blog on it. I am co lead at two user groups – the Triangle SQL Server User Group and… Continue reading T-SQL Tuesday 148: Finding and keeping a consistent audience, and what works
2021 was a strange year…mid way through a pandemic, enormously depressing on many fronts to me..and yet, it bought with it some unexpected joys. I never imagined, in the wildest of dreams, that I would get a chance to present at a prestigious non-US conference. But this year, I was selected to present at SQLBits,… Continue reading Thrilled to #BITS!
In the last post I wrote about what ScriptDOM is and why it is useful. From this post, I will explain how it can be put to use. What it does when you pass a script to it is to parse it, check if it is free of syntax errors, and build what is called… Continue reading Parsing scripts with ScriptDOM
I am trying to get started on blogging again this year…T-SQL Tuesday came in handy with a great topic. This month’s host is Andy Yun(t |b). Andy’s challenge for us is to write about some notion ‘something you’ve learned, that subsequently changed your opinion/viewpoint/etc. on something. ‘ There are many things on which I’ve changed my… Continue reading T-SQL Tuesday 146: Where should business logic reside?