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The Free-Con Returns to Seattle

On Monday, October 24, 2016, there will be a Free-Con in Seattle for those that might not be attending a pre-con before the Pass Summit. Put on by Jason Brimhall and Wayne Sheffield, there’s a set of 6 sessions you … Continue reading

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Maturing Your Database Development Process–Version Control

At Redgate Software, we have a progression of the stages of a database development pipeline. These are the various ways in which you can better engineer your database development to ensure smoother releases to production, with less issues. There are … Continue reading

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Database Version Control Workshops

We’ve got more Workshops coming this fall from Redgate Software to help you get the most out of our tools and improve your database development processes. The list of our training schedule is out, and I’ll be at a few … Continue reading

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Unit Testing in Philadelphia

I’m helping teach a pre-conference session on Friday, June 5, 2015 at the Microsoft office in Philadelphia. This is an all day, paid for event, that looks at how you can use a framework to write unit tests for your … Continue reading

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Learn tSQLt and Unit Testing in Philadelphia

SQL Saturday #390 is in Philadelphia on June 6, 2015. This is my second time attending the event, and not only am I speaking on Saturday, but I’ll be delivering information on Friday at a pre-con. My first SQL Saturday … Continue reading

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VMware and DBAs

Disclosure: I’m a VMware fan and run it on my laptop. I definitely prefer it to other hypervisors. This workshop and all travel expenses was also paid for entirely by VMware. I was fortunate and grateful to be invited out … Continue reading

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Learning Continuous Integration for Databases – LA Apr 10

I’ve been talking about continuous integration for databases for a couple years now as a part of my job. My employer, Red Gate Software, has been building tools to help database developers build better software. We (Red Gate) want to … Continue reading

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What Do You Want from SQL in the City?

This week finished the SQL in the City 2012 tour, which covered six cities in the US this fall and London this past summer. It was a fun, hard, whirlwind event that had myself, Grant Fritchey, and a lot of … Continue reading

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The Half Day Experiment

At conferences and events I have found that the vast majority of sessions are one hour long. Sometimes events have experimented with 75 or  90 minute sessions, but the majority of talks I’ve heard were an hour, short enough to … Continue reading

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I Want Stupid Employees

It seems that the vast majority of people that I talk to in the technology field have trouble getting training funded. It doesn’t matter if it’s a conference or a class, it seems that companies don’t want to spend money … Continue reading

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