Showing posts with label Podcast. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Podcast. Show all posts

Thursday, June 05, 2008

A Couple Of SQL Server 2008 Podcasts

TechNet Radio has 2 podcasts about SQL Server 2008

Part 1: industry experts Kimberly Tripp and Paul S. Randall about what is new in SQL 2008. Part One focuses on Security and Availability

Download part 1 here: http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/e/6/6e668f11-0e4b-40d1-9adb-084d5bb335a4/TechNetRadio03042008-web.wma


Part 2: experts Kimberly Tripp and Paul S. Randal talk about what is new in SQL 2008. Part two focuses on Management, Troubleshooting and Throttling

Download part 2 here: http://download.microsoft.com/download/e/5/4/e5440aa4-8fa1-44ad-acaf-e513d3b89026/TechNetRadio03112008-web.wma


Greg Low has also added another podcast on his site. In this podcast SQL Server CAT team leader Lubor Kollar discusses the role of the CAT team, SQL Server 2008 resource governor and compression.
Download the podcast here: http://www.sqldownunder.com/PreviousShows/tabid/98/Default.aspx

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Technet Radio: A Look Inside SQLCAT (SQL Customer Advisory Team)

Channel9 has a podcast with the SQLCAT team.

On this episode of TechNet Radio, We learn more about SQL CAT – the SQL Customer Advisory Team. With Launch of SQL 2008 on the way, the SQL CAT team has been working hard preparing lists of best practices, recommendations, technical whitepapers and technical end-to-end case studies on customer implementations.

Listen to it here: http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=392382#392382

Friday, December 28, 2007

The Best Geek Story Ever Told

Go to DotNetRocks, download show number 300, fast forward to 57:45 and start listening. It is the funniest geek story I have ever heard. You will not regret it



Here is the link to the show: http://www.dotnetrocks.com/default.aspx?showNum=300


BTW the whole podcast is very interesting in terms of computer history, I highly recommend listening to it.

Monday, July 23, 2007

SQL Server Podcast: James Luetkehoelter Talks About Disaster Recovery Planning

SQL Down Under has made available their latest podcast. From the site:

Announcing show 23 with SQL Server MVP James Luetkehoelter. In this show, James discusses disaster recovery planning and technology for SQL Server, clustering, log shipping, mirroring and snapshots.
Dowmload it here: http://www.sqldownunder.com/

Monday, July 16, 2007

Become a Better Developer... in 6 months

I just listened to the latest Hanselminutes podcast: Be a Better Developer in Six Months
Scott Hanselman asks “what are you going to do in the next 6 months to become a better developer”?
He suggest reading books, nerd dinners, having lunches together with other non competitive companies, watch webcasts together during lunch and code reading.

Here is what I am going to do for the next 6 months

I am going to read a technical book every 10 days
and review every single book

That should be possible now that my twins are one year old (tomorrow). I have a bit more free time at night to read. Here is the list of books, some of them I have read, some I have partially read.

Code Complete (reread)
I think this is one of those books that you should read once a year.

Practices of an Agile Developer
Some good stuff in here, in ordered it a couple of months ago but did not read it yet.

Inside Microsoft SQL Server 2005: T-SQL Querying (partial reread)
I read several chapters but did not read the whole book.

Inside Microsoft SQL Server 2005: The Storage Engine (reread)
I have read parts of this one; I have read the 2000 edition several times.

Refactoring (reread)
I was thinking Design Patterns (GOF) or this one. As you can see I have chosen Refactoring.

Prefactoring
Why refactor when you can prefactor? I just skimmed through it in the book store and it looks promising.

Open Sources 2.0
Open Sources 2.0 is a collection of insightful and thought-provoking essays from today's technology leaders that continues painting the evolutionary picture that developed in the 1999 book Open Sources: Voices from the Revolution.

Pragmatic Unit Testing in C# with NUnit
New edition.

Building the Data Warehouse (reread)
Read this one several years ago, will read it again

Expert SQL Server 2005 Integration Services
Will read this together with the one below at work; have to convert about 60 DTS packages to SSIS.

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Integration Services

Beautiful Code
In this unique and insightful book, leading computer scientists offer case studies that reveal how they found unusual, carefully designed solutions to high-profile projects. You will be able to look over the shoulder of major coding and design experts to see problems through their eyes.

Pro SQL Server 2005 Database Design and Optimization (reread)
Read this will read it again

The Art of SQL
Heard some good stuff about this book.

Getting Things Done
We all need some help with organizing our lives.

Lifehacker (reread)
Getting ThingsDone for the computer person, very useful stuff inside.

Framework Design Guidelines (reread)
Very nice book, you will learn why something was done a certain way. Good tips on what to avoid and what should be done.


New language Book probably Python or Ruby( you decide)

Here is a pic of the books I have at home, the others I have at work or I still have to purchase them.





I will watch 2 web casts a week during lunch time and review those also.

I will look at high quality source code from open source projects and also from the book Beautiful Code. I will go to CodePlex to download a couple of open source projects and will study the source code

I will learn a new language (I actually got this from Ken Henderson who suggests to learn a new language every year) and rewrite one of the current applications in that language. This way I don’t have to worry about logic problems and design, I just have to translate the code.

I will learn a new technology. I am thinking either WCF or WPF


I will keep updates on Pownce (sorry folks no invites left) everyday The reason I am doing this is so that someone can call me out in case I don’t keep my promise. This is similar to stopping smoking but not telling anyone, if you do that then who knows you stopped so that they can confront you?

I know this is cheesy but I will do it anyway, I will tag 5 people I (kind of) know and I want them to tell us their plans.
Adam Machanic
Louis Davisdson
Peter DeBetta
Mladen Prajdic
Hugo Kornelis

And I will tag 5 people whose blogs I read but I don’t know them
Jeff Smith
Jason Gaylord
Jeff Altwood
Matija Lah
Ward Pond


And you the reader, what will you do in the next 6 months to become a better developer?


Cross posted from here: http://sqlblog.com/blogs/denis_gobo/archive/2007/07/16/1746.aspx

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Podcast With Jeff Atwood From Coding Horror

Jeff Atwood is on the latest podcast from DotNetRocks, Jeff Atwood is the guy who blogs on CodingHorror. If you have never heard of CodingHorror then you should definitely check it out

A couple of weeks ago there was a post titled Why Can't Programmers.. Program?

In that post there is the FizzBuzz challenge. What is the FizzBuzz challenge?

Write a program that prints the numbers from 1 to 100. But for multiples of
three print "Fizz" instead of the number and for the multiples of five print
"Buzz". For numbers which are multiples of both three and five print "FizzBuzz".


So what is the problem? Well this is what Jeff said

Most good programmers should be able to write out on paper a program which does
this in a under a couple of minutes. Want to know something scary? The majority
of comp sci graduates can't. I’ve also seen self-proclaimed senior programmers
take more than 10-15 minutes to write a solution.

Interesting indeed. Anyway listen to the podcast which you can download here: Jeff Atwood on the Human Side of Software Development


In the meanwhile here is the T-SQL solution, of course if you had a number table you could skip the loop.


DECLARE @LoopInt INT
SET
@LoopInt =1
WHILE @LoopInt <= 100 BEGIN

PRINT ISNULL(NULLIF(CASE WHEN @LoopInt % 3 = 0 THEN 'Fizz' ELSE '' END
+ CASE WHEN @LoopInt % 5 = 0 THEN 'Buzz' ELSE '' END, ''), @LoopInt)


SET @LoopInt= @LoopInt + 1
END


Output
------------------
1
2
Fizz
4
Buzz
Fizz
7
8
Fizz
Buzz
11
Fizz
13
14
FizzBuzz
16
17
Fizz
19
Buzz
Fizz
22
23
Fizz
Buzz
26
Fizz
28
29
FizzBuzz
31
32
Fizz
34
Buzz
Fizz
37
38
Fizz
Buzz
41
Fizz
43
44
FizzBuzz
46
47
Fizz
49
Buzz
Fizz
52
53
Fizz
Buzz
56
Fizz
58
59
FizzBuzz
61
62
Fizz
64
Buzz
Fizz
67
68
Fizz
Buzz
71
Fizz
73
74
FizzBuzz
76
77
Fizz
79
Buzz
Fizz
82
83
Fizz
Buzz
86
Fizz
88
89
FizzBuzz
91
92
Fizz
94
Buzz
Fizz
97
98
Fizz
Buzz

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Podcast: SQL Server MVP Kevin Kline Lists What He Considers The Ten Biggest Mistakes Made When Using Sql Server

SQL Down Under has posted their latest podcast:

You can get the podcast here http://www.sqldownunder.com/, it is show number 22 and in this show SQL Server MVP and PASS President Kevin Kline lists what he considers the ten biggest mistakes made when using SQL Server.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

.NET Rocks Podcast: Paul Randal on SQL Server 2005 Performance and Recovery

.NET Rocks has made available their latest podcast. From the site:

"Microsoftee Paul Randal drops by for an engaging talk about his contributions
to the recoverability of SQL Server 2005, which are many (Can you say CHECKDB?).
An old friend of ours, and a fairly new friend of Paul's, busts in on the
conversation and makes a cameo appearance. "



Download the podcast here:http://dotnetrocks.com/default.aspx?showID=220

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Podcast With Dr. Peter Chen on the Entity Relationship Model and ADO.NET Entity Framework On Channel 9

If you are a SQL developer then you have probably heard of Dr. Peter Chen, he is the person who wrote the original paper on Entity-Relationship model (ER model).


From the site:
Dr. Peter Chen is a Fellow of ACM, IEEE, and AAAS and has received many prestigious awards including ACM/AAAI Allen Newell Award and IEEE Harry Goode Award. He has been listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World for more than 15 years.

Dr. Chen's original paper on the
Entity-Relationship model (ER model)
, published in 1976 is one of
the most cited papers in the computer software field. Based on one particular
citation database, Chen's paper is the
35th most cited
article in Computer Science.
It is the 4th most downloaded
paper from the ACM Digital Library in January 2005 (Communications of ACM, March
2005) even though the paper was published 30 years ago.


Dr. Chen’s work is a cornerstone of software engineering, in particular Computer-Aided Software Engineering (CASE). In the late 80’s and early 90’s, IBM’s Application Development Cycle (AD/Cycle) framework and DB2 repository (RM/MVS) were based on the ER model. Other vendors’ repository systems such as Digital’s CDD+ were also based on the ER model. Prof. Chen has made significant impact on the CASE industry by his research work and by his lecturing around the world on structured system development methodologies. Most of the major CASE tools including Computer Associates’ ERWIN, Oracle’s Designer/2000, and Sybase’s PowerDesigner (and even a general drawing tool like Microsoft’s VISIO) are influenced by the ER model.


In this podcast, Brian Beckman interviews Dr. Chen along with Jose Blakeley, Software Architect, SQL Server, and Britt Johnston, Director of Program Management, Data Programmability



The podcast is 51 minutes and 24 seconds

Visit Channel 9 to download the Podcast

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Podcast With SQL Maven Joe Celko

I have been waiting for sooooo long for this, I just want to hear these words by Celko himself "Rows are not records; fields are not columns; tables are not files."

You can get the podcast here http://www.sqldownunder.com/, it is show number 21 and in this show Celko discusses SQL coding and multiprocessing futures

For those of you who don't know who Joe Celko is, here is a small list
Celko always answers very polite in newsgroups (yeah right)
Celko is the author of SQL for Smarties
Celko coined the term Lasagna Code
And last but not least Celko has participated on the ANSI X3H2 Database Standards Committee, and helped write the SQL-89 and SQL-92 standards

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

SQL Server 2005 High Availability Podcast On DotNet Rocks

.NET Rocks has made their latest podcast available, this one deals with SQL Server 2005 high availability
Allan Hirt discusses the details of providing high availability with SQL Server 2005, and the things developers need to know in order to make their applications compatible. He discusses clustering, transaction log shipping, mirroring, and more

The podcast is available in MP3, WMA,WMA L lo-Fi and IPOD (AAC) formats and the duration is one hour and 15 minutes (1:14:55)

Get the podcast here: http://dotnetrocks.com/default.aspx?showID=215