Abstract: 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.
Prerequisites: 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.