Monthly Archive: July 2010

SQL Server 2008 SP1 CU #9 is available

SQL Server 2008 SP1 CU #9 is available

The SQL Server Release Services team recently announced that they have released a new Cumulative Update for SQL Server 2008 SP1: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sqlreleaseservices/archive/2010/07/19/cumulative-update-9-for-sql-server-2008-service-pack-1.aspx This update will bring you to build 10.00.2789.  From the looks of...

OT: How to make a bajillion dollars

OT: How to make a bajillion dollars

It's pretty simple: buy the penny auction software that QuiBids* uses, get a hosting account somewhere, and go to town. * or Swoopo, or BigDeal, or BidCactus… the list goes on and on and...

T-SQL Tuesday #008: How Learning Has Changed

T-SQL Tuesday #008: How Learning Has Changed

When I started my technical career, the only way to learn about programming was from books and magazines.  I remember writing my first HTML page and finding it quite similar to the Vic20 days,...

SQL Server 2008 SP2 (CTP) is available for testing

SQL Server 2008 SP2 (CTP) is available for testing

While I don't recommend you rush out and deploy this to your production instances today, it might not be a bad idea to get a head start on testing the fixes in SQL Server...

Splitting a list of integers : another roundup

Splitting a list of integers : another roundup

Last August, I wrote a lengthy post about how I handle splitting up a list of integers that are passed into a procedure as a comma-separated list.  I am still using this method today. ...

Welcome to the jungle, CLR!

Welcome to the jungle, CLR!

I've always been very reluctant to use the CLR.  On a completely unrelated tangent recently, I begrudgingly threw CLR into the ring of a string splitting performance test (blog post forthcoming).  Actually, the reason...