Searching in Stored Procedures

I work with developers a lot, and I see them reaching for tools like Red Gate's SQL Search, which is a cool free tool, but they don't realise much of that functionality is already baked in to SQL Server. If all you need to do is check for a string…

SQL Server 2017 CTP 2.0 in Docker on Linux (Because you can!)

Hey there buddos! Have you been seeing the cool new things that SQL Server 2017 is going to support? I have and I'm keen to start playing with them. Especially graph databases, they look really interesting! So what's the best way to give these new features a try without setting…

Data Is a Toxic Asset

Security guru Bruce Schneier has just posted an absolutely cracking article on data as a potentially damaging asset, one often misunderstood and poorly regulated. He talk about why so much data is being stored, why that's dangerous, and what we should be doing to fix it: If data is toxic,…

NaNoWriMo

So this year I've decided to do NaNoWriMo - National Novel Writing Month - for really reals. I've had a half-hearted attempt at it before, but this time I have a plan! What plan, you ask? Well a couple of friends of mine reccomended a method called (Snowflake)[http://www.…