Archive for January, 2011
Iâ€™m continuing my study of XML and XSDâ€™s for January, and I realize that I ended my last post a bit abruptly. I explained that I can cast an XML datatype to a SQL Server datatype, without giving a lot of background on WHY thatâ€™s important. Understanding Types. Without going into too much detail about [...]
For this monthâ€™s T-SQL Tuesday, Jen McCown asks: So tell us: what techie resolutions have you been pondering, and why? Are you heading for a certification? An award? Are you looking to pick up CLR because that guy at the Summit said itâ€™s â€śbitchinâ€™â€ť? Go crazyâ€¦ Iâ€™ve already covered a lot of my techie resolutions [...]
As part of my New Yearâ€™s resolution for 2011, I vowed to do a deep-dive on something technical every month; for January, Iâ€™m focusing on XML. Iâ€™ve been using XML and XQuery in SQL Server for a while now (even presenting on it), but I still donâ€™t consider myself an expert in the area. For [...]
As part of my New Yearâ€™s resolutions, Iâ€™ve vowed to tackle a new technical challenge per month; however, to do so, Iâ€™d really like to beef up my home development environment, and was hoping to get some suggestions from some people on what to do. A little background information would probably help, so let me [...]
Obviously, with the start of the New Year, there will be a flood of posts on the blogosphere regarding resolutions to change bad behaviors and adopt new good ones; why should I be any different? Thereâ€™s lots of things I want to change about myself, and I figure I should put them out there and [...]
Expect a deeper post in a couple of days (I hope), but I’m trying to see if my blog is finally pinging again.