New Post Series: T-SQL Tips

New Post Series: T-SQL Tips

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Hello friends!

I hope you are all having a great summer time!

I am having a great summer time too, however I felt the need for some summer-blogging and so here I am, writing another article! πŸ™‚

I will start this article with a simple question:

How many times we all search the Web for a piece of code or script doing a specific thing? 

The answer is simple of course:

Many! πŸ™‚

You see, it’s not necessary every time we need to write some code that does a common thing to re-invent the wheel. Community is here and ready to exchange knowledge with each and every one of us. After all, that is the purpose of technical communities around the globe: exchanging knowledge!

Community gives a broader meaning to the phrase “code reuse“. You can have code reuse with code/scripts you wrote in the past and you stored it in your library, but you can also have code reuse when you just use code/scripts written by fellow community members and were made publicly available on blogs, forums and any other online/offline media. Community is a huge library where you seek and find code/script fragments, mainly for common tasks, you evaluate/modify the code and you use it!

Last but not least it is always useful to have in mind the following principle: Complex code operations consist of many small and simple code fragments! πŸ™‚

So, based on the above idea, today I’m adding a new series of posts! I named this series “T-SQL Tips”.

As the title implies, the subsequent posts that fall under this series will be T-SQL scripts doing specific things. Not many words, just code! πŸ™‚

I hope you enjoy it!

Recommended eBooks on SQL Server:

Tuning SQL Server: eBook by SQL Server MVP Artemakis Artemiou
Tuning SQL Server: eBook by SQL Server MVP Artemakis Artemiou
Administering SQL Server: eBook by SQL Server MVP Artemakis Artemiou
Administering SQL Server: eBook by SQL Server MVP Artemakis Artemiou
Artemakis Artemiou
Artemakis Artemiou is a Senior SQL Server Architect, Author, Software Developer and a Microsoft Data Platform MVP. He has over 15 years of experience in the IT industry in various roles. Among other, via his initiative, Artemakis authors and publishes eBooks on different topics on SQL Server. Artemakis currently serves as the President of the Cyprus .NET User Group (CDNUG) and the International .NET Association Country Leader for Cyprus (INETA). Additionally he is the founder of the SQLArtBits initiative that aims to provide the technical community with simple, yet powerful and high-quality SQL Server tools. Currently, the highlights of these tools are DBA Security Advisor and In-Memory OLTP Simulator. Artemakis's official website can be found atΒ Artemakis's blogs can be found at: SQLNetHub.comΒ and