Submitted by Pascal on Fri, 06/13/2014 - 00:00
Submitted by Pascal on Mon, 06/02/2014 - 22:08
When you frequently have to work with large volumes of data you tend to pick up certain habits. In some cases they are good, but in others they are fairly bad. One examples I want to highlight here. The other will need to wait until another week. Today I want to touch on code encapsulation, scalar functions and what they mean for T-SQL.
Submitted by Pascal on Thu, 05/29/2014 - 21:09
For fear of sounding a curmudgeon. If you are sick, please stay at home and get better. From a company perspective it is far better for one person to take two or three days to recover from a bout of winters' flu than for half of the office to succumb to it on some level. And if your company employs contractors, please consider them as well. For a contractor to come down with something because an employee decided they would tough it out at work means lost income. They do not get paid for sick leave, it's a direct cost to them.
The majority of developers I know dislike them. They are not the Analysts that provide useful knowledge about the system. They’re not the testers who, destructive as they are, help us improve the system by anally incremental degrees. And they’re not the scrum masters that keeps the project cohesive, developers focussed and any blockages unplugged. They’re that rather odd collection of people that chase us for timesheets, scurry around poking at budgets and bowing superciliously in the general direction of the business.
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