Archive for March, 2011
OK, itâ€™s the last day of March, and Iâ€™m phoning in this blog post. Itâ€™s not that I havenâ€™t spent a lot of time learning something new this month, itâ€™s that Iâ€™ve got a pile of stuff to get through before leaving on vacation next week, and I really just donâ€™t have more than 15 [...]
This write-up will be brief and to the point: SQL Saturday 70 rocked. K. Brian Kelley (Blog|Twitter) and his team put together a great event (again), and it was a lot of fun catching up with so many SQL people. Unfortunately, I had a rather severe sinus infection which kept me from really enjoying the [...]
Jes Borland is hosting this monthâ€™s T-SQL Tuesday, and itâ€™s all about aggregations. Hereâ€™s an old coding trick of mine to emulate a FIRST aggregation in T-SQL. Say we have a table that has three columns: ID, a uniqueidentifier Name, a varchar that represents something, and DateStored, a datetime that is set when the row [...]
Totally missed this one a few days ago; my mini-blog with SQLPeople was just posted on March 2. Thanks to Andy Leonard for pulling this together; itâ€™s been interesting reading about a lot of people I already knew, but didnâ€™t know enough about.