Last Weeks Top “Reading” Links #34

2012-01-013For those that follow me on twitter (@StrateSQL), you’ll know that throughout the day I tweet out some links of things I find interesting.  These tweets include “Reading” in the message and are items I’ve read over the past few days, usually after hours when sharing would be less than useful, and spaced out to avoid spamming.  The content of the links usually pertain to SQL Server, technology, and career topics; which I think others would find useful.

Most Popular Link

The most popular link this week was about programming skills.  I like to think that number 1 being T-SQL means it is the most coveted of the programming languages, but the list didn’t indicate that it was the case.


Last week’s top 20 “Reading” Links

Along with the top link, here are the top twenty items relating to SQL Server, technology and careers that were sent out last week. Usually, I do a top ten, but I really like the items that were in the top twenty.

  1. 15 Programming Skills Most Coveted By Employers [43 clicks]
  2. SQL Server Customer Advisory Team – SQL Server Best Practices [31 clicks]
  3. When the person you hire is not the person you hire [29 clicks]
  4. Microsoft announces winners and finalists of the 2013 Partner of the Year awards [26 clicks]
  5. 8 Steps to better Transaction Log throughput [25 clicks]
  6. Misconceptions around TF 1118 [21 clicks]
  7. Make Friends, Not Contacts: 5 Tips for Networking [21 clicks]
  8. CREATE SCHEMA can do what?!?!? [21 clicks]
  9. How to Not Make a Mountain Out of a Molehill [21 clicks]
  10. How Fast is Project Codenamed “Hekaton” – It’s ‘Wicked Fast’! [19 clicks]
  11. Connect to SQL Server When System Administrators Are Locked Out [17 clicks]
  12. Tony Rogerson’s ramblings on SQL Server [17 clicks]
  13. The myth of Inbox Zero and the path to peace of mind — Tech News and Analysis [16 clicks]
  14. SQL Server (2005 and 2008) Trace Flag 1118 (-T1118) Usage [13 clicks]
  15. Optimizing for Ad hoc Workloads [12 clicks]
  16. How Many SQL Server ERRORLOG Files Do I Keep? [12 clicks]
  17. Concurrency enhancements for the tempdb database [10 clicks]
  18. Overview of AlwaysOn Availability Groups (SQL Server) [8 clicks]
  19. Magnify SQL Text with SSMS 2012 [8 clicks]
  20. Introduction to the Amazon Relational Database Service [7 clicks]

Other Stuff Shared

Of course, no week would be complete without a few off-topic links.  These have nothing to do with technology or your career, but they sure are entertaining and interesting (and a couple are pretty gross).

  1. Abandoned Stars Wars sets in the desert [43 clicks]
  2. A story about Christopher Walken’s birthday [14 clicks]
  3. 35 Lego Mega Constructions You (Probably) Haven’t Seen Before [13 clicks]
  4. ‘Life-Size’ X-Wing Starfighter, World’s Biggest Lego Model, Lands in New York [6 clicks]
  5. Yahoo to buy Tumblr for $1.1 billion [0 clicks]

Got something you think I should read and share, leave a comment below.  Also, if you want to see all of the links that were tweeted out last week?  Then follow the links on my tumblr blog or subscribe to it’s RSS feed.