SQL Server with Mr. Denny:

June, 2011

June 9, 2011  3:00 PM

Tech Ed Recap

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry

I know that Microsoft’s Tech Ed 2011 ended a couple of weeks ago, and that my recap is way late, but better late than never.  It’s been a crazy few weeks with EMC World 2011, Tech Ed 2011 the next week, then a two day train trip to Seattle which was supposed to have WiFi but didn’t, then SQL...

June 7, 2011  9:00 PM

Taking locks without doing SELECT WITH UPDLOCK

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry

All to often developers need to force some locks on a table so that they can be sure that the records aren’t going to change between the time that they first look at the records and when the transaction is completed.  The most common method that I’ve seen to do this involves at the top...

June 2, 2011  2:00 PM

Why do I do all this work for free?

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry

Besides the insanity? It's fun. If it wasn't, I wouldn't do it. God knows it isn't for the money. Yeah the presentations can be a pain to come up with, and coming up with topics to present on is probably my least favorite part of doing all this. But sharing the information that I know, and...

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