So 2016 is going to be fantastic.
Regular Blog Posts
You’re going to see more content coming out of this site. Most of my posts are technical and they’re based on SQL lessons learned in a very busy OLTP SQL Server environment. I do my best to make each one accessible for everyone without shying away from tricky topics.
If the posts come too frequently, you’re going to be tempted to “mark all as read”. But I think most readers will easily be able to keep up with one post a week.
In 2016, you can count on a blog post every Wednesday. But how do you want to get them?
If you found my site via twitter, consider subscribing if you want to keep up with this site.
If you’ve already subscribed to the RSS feed, you’re going to continue to get them as you always have, but the world seems to be moving away from RSS.
Via email (new!)
And if you want to get these posts in your inbox, I’ve set up a mailing list. There’s a link at the top of my web site for that. (The mailing list is new, I set it up with tips from Kendra Little).
Those familiar with this site know that I like to draw. It’s fun to combine that hobby with the blog. And I’m going to continue to include illustrations when I can.
Now Using SVG
One change is that I’m going to start including the photos as svg files instead of png. Basically I’m switching from raster to vector illustrations. The file sizes are slightly larger, but they’re still measured in KB. If you do have trouble looking at an illustration, let me know (include device and browser version).
Have fun zooming! If you do, you get to see lots of detail (while I get to notice the flaws).
Talking About Parameter Sniffing
I wrote a talk on parameter sniffing called “Something Stinks: Avoiding Parameter Sniffing Issues & Writing Consistently Fast SQL”.
I gave the talk to work colleagues and I’m really happy with how it went. One No-SQL colleague even told me afterward “I miss relational data.”
You get to see it if you come to Toronto next Tuesday (January 12, 2016) where I’ll be giving the talk for the user group there. Register here.
Or you get to see it if you come to Cleveland for their SQL Saturday (February 6, 2016). Register for that here.
Cheers! And Happy New Year!