50 Things All SQL Server Developers Need to Know - Pre-con with Kevin Kline, Microsoft MVP
Friday, June 13, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
50 Things All SQL Server Developers Need to Know
Speaker: Kevin Kline, SQL Server MVP and Director of Engineering at SQL Sentry
What are the most problematic patterns and anti-patterns that trip up SQL Server developers on a daily basis? What sort of SQL and Transact-SQL challenges does every SQL Server developer encounter at some point in their career? This full-day, pre-conference seminar takes a tour of the most common and challenging issues that database developers face. Learn how to conquer them in the lab today so that they won’t take you surprise in the future. Loaded with live demonstrations and useful techniques, this session will teach you how to take your SQL Server queries mundane to masterful.
In this session, you’ll learn:
1. Internal operations of the SQL Server query optimizer and caching mechanisms and their impact on T-SQL code performance, including ways to shortcut default behavior using trace flags.
2. Tricks, techniques, and metadata analysis needed to make T-SQL code, including queries and stored procedures, achieve top performance and maximum reliability.
3. A variety of patterns and anti-patterns in T-SQL coding that are common challenges for all but the most advanced database developers.
With these 50 tricks and techniques in your coding toolkit, you’ll be able to write T-SQL code that consumes less system CPU, memory, and IO, while being easier to maintain and offering faster performance.
Intermediate competence in SQL and Transact-SQL syntax, such as coding with DML, DDL, and DCL transactions, using cursors and variables, and invoking functions and procedures. Basic familiarity with reading execution plans.
Goal 1: Learn how to build credibility and influence within your IT team.
Goal 2: Discover the interpersonal and communication skills that enable you to survive and bounce back quickly from hard times.
Goal 3: Explore key organizational concepts that enable you to ensure your job is always safe.
Summary: This session takes you through 50 of the most challenging and commonplace patterns and anti-patterns when writing SQL and Transact-SQL code and shows how to deal with them all. Loaded with live demonstrations and useful techniques, this session will teach you how to take your SQL Server queries mundane to masterful.
Kevin Kline is a well-known database expert and software industry veteran. A long-time Microsoft SQL Server MVP and noted leader in the IT industry, Kevin is a founder and former president of PASS and the author of popular IT books like SQL in a Nutshell. Kevin is a top-rated speaker at industry trade shows worldwide, has a monthly column at DBTA magazine, and regular webcasts at SSWUG.Org. He tweets at @kekline and blogs at http://KevinEKline.com, as well as at http://ForITPros.com for issues of IT leadership. Kevin is the Director of Engineering Services at SQL Sentry, a leading vendor of database and business intelligence tools.
When & Where
Microsoft Business Intelligence South Florida User Group (MSBISF)
The Microsoft Business Intelligence User Group of South Florida (MSBISF) is dedicated to helping BI professionals advance their career through free educational, training, and networking opportunities offered every second Wednesday of each month. Membership is free of charge and the group meets at the Carl DeSantis building at Nova Southeastern University campus in Davie, Florida. For more information, please contact David Ortiz at firstname.lastname@example.org or Marilyn Rousseau at email@example.com.