Archive for the ‘Good Habits’ Category

Coding naked.

True story: when I was in college, I was the lead singer (if you can call it that) for a goth rock Christian rave band called Sandi’s Nightmare.  I had zero musical talent, and relied solely on the strengths of my band-mate (Brad; you still rock); however, while my singing ability was dubious at best, […]

October 8, 2015 · stuart · 3 Comments
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What’s your mantra?

I’ve been busy lately making the shift from “hands-on engineer” to “hands-off manager”; it’s been tough, because I’m not accustomed to stepping away from a problem and letting someone else figure it out.  Even though I’ve got an education background, and have been (inconsistently) involved in technical communities helping other people solve problems, I’ve never […]

June 25, 2012 · stuart · One Comment
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Three Myths about Agile Development

I recently attended Microsoft Tech Ed in Atlanta, and while there wasn’t much new being announced about SQL Server (I had heard about many of the features for Denali at PASS Summit 2010), I did find myself drawn to several sessions regarding Agile principles and development.  My shop has been using the Scrum method for […]

June 9, 2011 · stuart · No Comments
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Good Habits To Adopt: Enforcing the natural primary key

I’ve been reading Aaron Bertrand’s great series of blog posts on bad habits to kick, and have been thinking to myself: what are some good habits that SQL Server developers should implement?    I spend most of my day griping about bad design from vendors, yet I hardly ever take the time to document what should […]

October 22, 2009 · stuart · 3 Comments
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