Links for the Week 2009.06.19


Why Object Databases will always be Tomorrow’s Technology Tony Davis (editor at Simple-Talk) writes the guest editorial over at SQL Server Central. He makes a great case why object databases don’t fit with most business needs (and why they likely never will). (Thanks to Grant Fritchey for finding this one.) East Iowa SQL Saturday – Call for Speakers! That’s right, the East Iowa SQL Saturday is coming up and they need speakers. I shall be making the trip out there, and you should too. Submit sessions! Free stuf SQL Server Courses & Software Free Stuff. Free Training. Free. Free.FreeFreeFreeFreeeeeeeeeeeeeEEEEEeeeee


Top 10 Developer Interview Questions About SQL Server Brent Ozar put get together his top 10 list of questions to ask a developer about SQL Server. Documentation is a necessary evil. Mike Walsh talks about the necessity of documentation while considering his shower soap. Life After Loops Once I found how easy it was to do things with set-based operations in SQL, I found loops to be more than a little bit annoying. Well, Justin Etheredge has taken the time to show how this works with lazy evaluation and how this will work in the future (.NET 4.0) with parallel even lazier evaluation! Good times.


Thinking Differently Thomas LaRock, formerly known as SQLBatman, opines on problem solving and how, sometimes, you have to look at things sideways to find the easiest solution to the problem. Andy Warren in his Tips on Getting Hired Part 1 Part 2 and Part 3 puts together some great… tips on… getting hired. The advice in here is job hunting gold. If you’re in the market for a new career, or just keeping your options open, there are a lot of great things to keep in mind. Lifehacker Pack 2009: Our List of Essential Free Mac Downloads Free crap for the mac. ’nuff said. Beer cart? Yes, beer cart.