Monday Morning SQL Break – April 4, 2016

It’s Monday time for this week’s weekly blog and twitter round-up for last week. If you haven’t already, follow me on twitter (@StrateSQL). This is a good chance to catch up on data platform technology and career related information I’ve shared in the last week and activity on this blog.

Most Popular Article Shared

Last weeks most popular shared post was from Bradley Balls (Blog | @SQLBalls) discussing his departure from Pragmatic Works.  It’s a bummer to see former co-workers departing Pragmatic Works, and I wish him the best with Microsoft.  If you are looking for a great company to work for as a consultant, I do highly recommend Pragmatic Works.  Its a great place to work and the travel is kind of a nice perk.

Last Week’s Popular Posts

The most popular posts on this blog in the week are:

  1. 31 Days of SSIS – The Introduction (658)
  2. Get Just The Tools: SSMS Download (326)
  3. 31 Days of SSIS as a Book (301)
  4. 31 Days of SSIS – Raw Files Are Awesome (1/31) (289)
  5. Security Questions: Removing Logins From Databases (152)
  6. Looking to SQL Server 2014 High Availability In Standard Edition (149)
  7. XQuery for the Non-Expert – Value (144)
  8. Determining Filegroup for a Table (111)
  9. 31 Days of SSIS – Generating Row Numbers (23/31) (100)
  10. 31 Days of SSIS – Using Breakpoints (2/31) (99)

Last Week’s Top 20 “Reading” Links

Along with the most popular link, here are the top twenty items relating to SQL Server, technology and careers that were shared 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. Goodbye Pragmatic Works [59 clicks]
  2. How Do I Measure IOPs from SQL Server? [38 clicks]
  3. The #1 Thing to Never Do to Fix a Performance Problem [36 clicks]
  4. What are the most common SQL anti-patterns? [closed] [30 clicks]
  5. Swart’s Ten Percent Rule [29 clicks]
  6. Stop using Task Manager to check SQL’s memory usage! [28 clicks]
  7. The $90,000 Laptop [26 clicks]
  8. Loading Data into Azure SQL Data Warehouse [19 clicks]
  9. SQL Server Diagnostic Query Reorganization [19 clicks]
  10. Cursor Statistics Are Missing in dm_exec_query_stats [18 clicks]
  11. Incorrect Results: Why You Really Can’t Ignore Patches for SQL Server [16 clicks]
  12. PASS January Board Meeting [16 clicks]
  13. The Top 5 Most Common Problems With SQL Server [14 clicks]
  14. Give Your T-SQL a Semicolonoscopy [12 clicks]
  15. Forcing Strong Passwords [11 clicks]
  16. Tuning Workload Performance with Query Store [11 clicks]
  17. Loading a Text File from T-SQL [11 clicks]
  18. How To Monitor a Storage Account [11 clicks]
  19. Tuning Workload Performance with Query Store [10 clicks]
  20. Soften the RBAR impact with Native Compiled UDFs in SQL Server 2016 [10 clicks]

Other Items 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. Can you solve it? The logic question almost everyone gets wrong [66 clicks]
  2. Hijack Pics or It Didn’t Happen [37 clicks]
  3. Bruce Campbell – I had to wait until today, but I’m super excited… [37 clicks]
  4. Opening a Shaken Coke Can Underwater [23 clicks]
  5. The game that can give you 10 extra years of life [19 clicks]
  6. Analysis In the superhero movie arms race, has Warner Bros. created too bleak a world in ‘Batman v Superman’? [13 clicks]
  7. Watch Daisy Ridley’s Powerful Audition for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ [11 clicks]
  8. Deadpool is officially the highest-grossing R-rated movie ever [9 clicks]
  9. Why Doesn’t America Read Anymore? [9 clicks]
  10. De Niro won’t show anti-vaccine movie at Tribeca Film Festival [7 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?

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