Why a SQL Blog?
The requirements for a blog about SQL differ from those for a regular blog. Of all languages, SQL favours monospaced fonts and simplicity. Fancy themes, drop shadows, and colours just don't work with SQL. There is little need for formatting more complex than bold and italic.
Monthly Archives: March 2010
By dean | Published: March 26, 2010
One of the jobs I had in the middle-recent past involved a fair amount of time supporting IBM DB2. This was also a job where the database design and code were horrifying, of the omigod I can’t believe that none of the clients are suing us level of horror. Adding (yet another) index that dropped the [...]
By dean | Published: March 5, 2010
If Comedy is born of Pain, and Pain is born of Truth, then this post by the enigmatic Phil Factor should have you laughing through your tears. Figuratively speaking, of course. There’s no crying in software development. If you’re one of those people who doesn’t like to click through without a taste of what is being [...]
By dean | Published: March 4, 2010
I like to listen to blues on internet radio while I work. I also format my code as I go. I use a lot of whitespace- I generally find that I save time overall by always using clearly formatted code. It is much easier to read, and to see the structure of the query. I realized this [...]