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Brian Kelley & Mathew Phan

Writing efficient code for SQL Server Based Applications

In this webinar we will take a look at things you should be aware of when writing SQL code for your database applications. We will cover various topics that should be part of your overall development practices that will help with your future database appl

Author: Brian Kelley & Mathew Phan

Scott Murray

SSRS IIF, Switch and Choose Functions for Dynamic and Appealing Reports

Learn how to use IIF, Switch and Choose logical functions in SSRS reports to make your reports more dynamic and more appealing to report users.

Author: Scott Murray

Erica Woods

5 New Ways to Effectively Screen Your Candidates

Learn about ways to make sure you are finding the right candidates for your open positions and not ruling out good prospects because they don't meet 100% of the job requirements.

Author: Erica Woods

Koen Verbeeck

Learn how to convert data with SQL CAST and SQL CONVERT

Learn how to convert SQL Server data to different data types such as string, date, integer and numeric using the CAST and CONVERT functions.

Author: Koen Verbeeck

Cate Murray

7 Resume Tips for Entry Level Professionals & Career Transitions

Thousands of resume reviews later, there are patterns we've seen around what content is often missing from resumes of individuals who are looking to land their first job in the technology field that communicates key traits Recruiters and Managers are seeking.

Author: Cate Murray

Sean Lee

How to Partition a SQL Server Table with a Columnstore Index

In this article we cover how to setup partitioning for a SQL Server table and then how to partition a table that has a columnstore index.

Author: Sean Lee

Ron L'Esteve

Bloom Filter Indexes using Databricks Delta

Learn how to use bloom filter indexes to build highly performant delta lake houses when working with delta tables in Databricks.

Author: Ron L'Esteve


Debunking the Myths: Cloud HA and DR common misconceptions

While the benefits of the cloud may be clear for applications that can tolerate brief periods of downtime, it is not as clear for business critical applications, such as SQL Server that require high availability and disaster recovery protection.

Author: SIOS

Sergey Gigoyan

Configure SQL Server Database Mirroring using T-SQL

In this article we look at how to use T-SQL code to configure SQL Server database mirroring between the primary and mirror database servers.

Author: Sergey Gigoyan

Ron L'Esteve

Databricks Delta Change Data Feed

In this article we cover how to implement a batch Databricks Change Data Feed process through an end-to-end exercise.

Author: Ron L'Esteve

Aubrey Love

Learning the SQL GROUP BY Clause

Learn about the various ways to use the GROUP BY command to summarize and rollup query results. We look at the basics with examples as well as using group by rollup, cube and grouping sets.

Author: Aubrey Love

Koen Verbeeck

Exploring Streams in Snowflake for Change Data Capture

In this article we look at using streams in Snowflake to set up a change data capture scenario where only new or modified rows are processed.

Author: Koen Verbeeck

Aaron Bertrand

Avoiding WHILE 1 = 1 loops in SQL Server

Learn about possible issues with endless loop logic and ways to troubleshoot the issue when working with SQL Server T-SQL code.

Author: Aaron Bertrand

Andrea Gnemmi

SQL Server, Oracle and PostgreSQL Date Functions

In this article we look at some of the differences and similarities with working with dates in SQL Server, Oracle and PostgreSQL.

Author: Andrea Gnemmi

Kenneth A. Omorodion

Schedule, Export and Email Power BI Reports using Power Automate

Learn how to schedule, export and email specific parts of Power BI Reports using Power Automate.

Author: Kenneth A. Omorodion

Hristo Hristov

Editing Power Apps Outside of Power Apps Studio

Learn how to use simple ALM (built-in versioning) and enterprise ALM (full Azure DevOps integration) when working with Power App source files for editing and versioning.

Author: Hristo Hristov

Rick Dobson

Download and Analyze Stooq Historical Stock Price and Volume Data in SQL Server

In this article we look at T-SQL code you can use to load historical stock prices into SQL Server for analysis using Stooq as the data source.

Author: Rick Dobson

Aaron Bertrand

Find Problematic SQL NOLOCK Patterns in SQL Server DML Statements - Part 4

In this article we look at how to find NOLOCK usage in your code by looking through DML statements that have come in via ad hoc queries and application code.

Author: Aaron Bertrand

Ron L'Esteve

Managing Auto Loader Resources

Learn how programmatically work with Auto Loader Resource manager in a Scala Databricks notebook to list, filter, and delete Auto Loader resources from your Azure Subscription.

Author: Ron L'Esteve

Koen Verbeeck

What is a SQL Query?

In this article we look at what a SQL query is, tools you can use to write and execute queries with SQL Sever and some example queries.

Author: Koen Verbeeck

Rick Dobson

Plotting in Python for Financial Time Series Data for Exponential Moving Averages

Learn how to plot a financial time series using SQL Server data and Python to reveal the value of exponential moving averages and make decisions about time series values.

Author: Rick Dobson

Ron L'Esteve

Advanced Schema Evolution using Databricks Auto Loader

This article demonstrates how to get started with using Auto Loader cloudFiles with Databricks through an end-to-end practical example of ingesting a data stream which has an evolving schema.

Author: Ron L'Esteve


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