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SQL Smells on Simple Talk
Phil Factor blogged about his quest for SQL Code Smells. He wants to start some discussions about coding standards and best / worst practices. This is sure to generate a lot of discussion. In fact it already has. Follow the #sqlcodesmells hashtag and you can follow the discussion. I have tweeted several sql code smells of my own. There are also some interesting comments on the blog. There is a debate brewing there about the futility of defining standards, art vs. science arguments, etc. One comment ......

Posted On Monday, November 22, 2010 11:10 PM

Bully in the Play Ground
Recently I spoke to my daughter's first grade class about what I do for a living. As a software architect, it is hard to explain what I do for a living. Even among "technical" people, this is difficult to explain. How do you explain this to First Graders? I scrambled thinking on my feet trying to come up with an example that I felt First Graders could relate to. A software system is like the playground at recess. The playground is filled with various programs competing for the slides and swings and ......

Posted On Monday, November 22, 2010 9:13 PM

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