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Robyn Page


Robyn Page has worked as a consultant with Enformatica and USP Networks with a special interest in the provision of broadcast services over IP intranets. She was also a well known actress, being most famous for her role as Katie Williams, barmaid and man-eater in the Television Series Family Affairs, when she was nominated as 'Most sexy newcomer' at the British Soap awards. She is currently having a career break to raise a young family.

SQL Server XML Cribsheet

If you're like me and find XML a bit of an acronym minefield, Robyn Page's Cribsheet will help sort out your XSLT from your XDM. Read more...

SQL Server Security Cribsheet

If you've ever had brain meltdown trying to understand SQL Server users, roles, permissions, logins etc. then Robyn Page's security cribsheet might be just be your Panacea. Read more...

Robyn Page's SQL Server Cursor Workbench

The topic of cursors is the ultimate "hot potato" in the world of SQL Server. Everyone has a view on when they should and mainly should not be used. By example and testing Robyn Page proves that, when handled with care, cursors are not necessarily a "bad thing". This article coined a phrase, 'Quirky Update', that has since established itself as the industry-term. We now feature a new revised version of the old classic, with help from Phil Factor. Read more...

Robyn Page's SQL Server Data Validation Workbench

Robyn Page provides essential techniques for ensuring the validity of the data being entered into your SQL Server tables. Read more...

Robyn Page's SQL Server String Manipulation Workbench

String searching and manipulation in SQL Server can be error-prone and tedious...unless you're armed with the techniques described in Robyn's string manipulation workbench... Read more...

Robyn Page's SQL Server DATE/TIME Workbench

To celebrate the seventh anniversary of Robyn Page's classic workbench, Phil brings it right up to date. What starts as a gentle introduction to the use of dates in SQL Server ends up with some unusual tricks in creating calendars and calculating Mardi Gras. Read more...

Simple-Talk SQL Server Backup Crib Sheet

Robyn Page's crib sheet was a Simple-Talk classic, providing a terse but thorough roadmap of all of the important SQL Server backup-related considerations. It returns, newly revised. Read more...

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