Thursday, February 28, 2013

Interview Questions for SQL Developers

Read a good article on SSC today: "15 Quick Short Interview Questions Useful When Hiring SQL Developers". Some of the questions one might cover only in specific situations, but overall they were broad enough to cover what a Db Developer must know.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

BSSUG July 2010 Presentation

On July 19th I gave a presentation to the Baltimore SQL Server Users Group titled "TSQL code to determine possible unique keys of raw data." The content can be found here. Here is the abstract:

I will be describing an algorithm I wrote that employs a hybrid recursive/iterative approach to determining the minimal unique key (if one exists), for a given table of raw data. The presentation will cover the problems involved in developing a solution and various approaches I considered, and of course a review of the solution at which I ultimately arrived.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Tip to open SSMS

If you have a bunch of related .sql script files that you want to open simultaneously (for example, a monthly process), create a MS-DOS batch file and add this command-line:

start ssms “test1.sql” “test2.sql”

That line will open SQL script files test1.sql and test2.sql in the same SSMS window.

This makes grouping scripts together easy, too (especially ones from different folders or projects).