Last Weeks Top “Reading” Links #51

2012-01-013Monday morning and it’s time for weekly round-up.  If you follow me on twitter (@StrateSQL), you’ll know that throughout the day I tweet out some links of things I find interesting.  While these links aren’t the answer to life, the universe, and everything, they do share a few things about SQL Server and other topics that people that follow me may find useful. The links included in this summary are those prefixed with “Reading” 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.  This post is a summary of all of those links and a few others.

Third Most Popular Link

The most popular link last week was to a post written by Rob Farley (Blog | @Rob_Farley) about why he’s not running for the PASS Board of Directors this year.  I applaud Rob for taking the time to consider his priorities and make the decision on volunteering based on what commitment that he can make in the next two year.  One of the things many of us have trouble with is knowing when to say no.  I do hope that the next PASS Board of Directors takes advantage of Rob to continue to push the international agenda.

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.  If you missed them throughout the week, here’s the opportunity to get caught up on some items that other’s read after I linked them out.

  1. PASS Elections: Why I’m leaving the board [77 clicks]
  2. This Can Be the Best Thing in SQL Server 2014 [46 clicks]
  3. IT recruiter’s response [26 clicks]
  4. FIX: Index size increases significantly after you rebuild… in SQL Server 2008 or in SQL Server 2008 R2 [24 clicks]
  5. Multiple CTEs [22 clicks]
  6. Recommendations and guidelines for the [21 clicks]
  7. Why experience matters [19 clicks]
  8. FIX: Nonclustered index corruption may occur … with a NOLOCK hint against a table in SQL Server 2008 [18 clicks]
  9. SQL Server Diagnostic Information Queries for September 2013 [18 clicks]
  10. 3 Networking Habits To Drop And What To Do Instead – Forbes [17 clicks]
  11. Performance Considerations of Data Types [15 clicks]
  12. Understanding how SQL Server executes a query [13 clicks]
  13. Cheating on Technical Debt [13 clicks]
  14. The Accidental DBA (Day 21 of 30): Essential PerfMon counters [12 clicks]
  15. Online Presence: A Powerful Punch for Your Job Search [12 clicks]
  16. My PASS Network [11 clicks]
  17. PASS Board Elections 2013 [10 clicks]
  18. Leadership Styles: My perspective on how to say no to ideas [10 clicks]
  19. PASS Votes and So Should You [9 clicks]
  20. Rollback Gotchas – Part 2 [9 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 are interesting and worth a second look.

  1. A Crap Ton of Hot Glue Went Into This Beautiful Snowscape [17 clicks]
  2. Killer Hornets Terrorize China [10 clicks]
  3. The Futility of Comparing Yourself to Others [6 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.