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Douglas Reilly
The late Douglas Reilly was the owner of Access Microsystems Inc., a small software development company specializing in ASP.NET and mobile development, often using Microsoft SQL Server as a database. He died late in 2006 and is greatly missed by the SQL Server community as one of the industry's personalities.

Database Geek of the Week: Kirk Haselden

Author and SQL Server development manager, Kirk Haselden, talks about SSIS, gruelling interviews on an empty stomach, and his role at Microsoft. Read more...

SQL Server and .NET training and career development Part 3

How do you keep your skills current? How will you prepare yourself for what you will be doing 5 years from now? In this article, part III of the series, I discuss books and the role they can play in keeping the developer up to date. Read more...

Database Geek of the Week - Glenn Johnson

Meet Glenn Johnson; he runs Glenn Johnson Technical Training and has just written "Programming Microsoft ADO.NET Applications - Advanced Topics". Read more...

SQL Server and .NET Training and Career Development (part 2)

In Part I of this series, I discussed the role and value of conferences in the career development of SQL Server and .NET developers. In this article, I move on to discuss online technical forums, focusing on what to do before you post on a newsgroup or forum in order to derive maximum benefit from them, and avoid trying the patience and goodwill of the forum community. Read more...

Database Geek of the Week - Tom Moreau

"In grad school, I had a temporary assignment as director of the undergrad labs, where I had to manage the grades of 800 students. My predecessor had handled this using a rudimentary Commodore PET program. I re-wrote the program so that it used a very basic DBMS, based on flat files. Not bad for a 32K machine." -- Tom Moreau Read more...

Coming Out as a Cancer Survivor - A Guide for Software Developers

A personal perspective on the responsibilities of a cancer-surviving software developer Read more...

SQL Server and .NET Training and Career Development

A number of years ago, I wrote a blog entry entitled “Who is Responsible for your Career?“. It was perhaps the second most popular post I ever wrote (judging by reads and referrals), and it generated a large number of comments and other blog entries, both pro and con. Read more...

Database Geek of the Week - Michael Rys

Dr. Michael Rys is the program manager for the SQL Server Engine Team at Microsoft, represents Microsoft on the W3C XQuery Working Group and has a seat on the SQL Standardization committee. Read more...

Database Geek of the Week: Dave Sussman

Dave Sussman is one of the ASP Insiders, and a well-known author and speaker. Read more...

Database Geek of the Week: Peter DeBetta

Peter runs a consulting firm that develops data-driven enterprise solutions, he is also a programming instructor for Wintellect and a frequent speaker on SQL Server and other subjects. Read more...

Database Geek of the Week: Scott Forsyth

Scott is the director of IT for a premier web hosting company called ORCS Web, and has spent a lot of time working on SQL Server 2005 issues related to that business. Read more...

Database Geek of the Week: Adam Machanic

Adam is a Microsoft MVP and a Microsoft Certified Professional. He speaks at Code Camps and has just become an independent consultant for SQL Server. Read more...

Database Geek of the Week: Jim Hoffman

Jim Hoffman is chief operating officer of Innovative Health Solutions, a company that creates web-based solutions for healthcare providers. Read more...

Database Geek of the Week - Damian Mehers

Damian Mehers created a tool called PromptSQL which brings Intellisense into the SQL Server world. Read more...

Database Geek of the Week - Linchi Shea

Linchi works at a major Wall Street firm and is responsible for SQL Server product engineering. He is a Microsoft MVP for SQL Server. Read more...

Database Geek of the Week: Kent Tegels

Kent Tegels is the man behind the Enjoy Every Sandwich blog on sqljunkies.com. He is also an author and an instructor for DevelopMentor. Read more...

Minimizing the need to restore a backup

In the third part of this series, see how to configure your hardware to minimize the need to restore a backup. Read more...

Database Geek of the Week: Gary Mallow

Gary is director of a group of developers who build applications, sometimes using .NET and often using Oracle as a database. Read more...

Database Geek of the Week: Itzik Ben-Gan

Itzik Ben-Gan is a writer and mentor, he writes a monthly column for SQL Server Magazine and co-authored Advanced Transact-SQL for SQL Server 2000. Read more...

Database Geek of the Week: Richard Hundhausen

Richard Hundhausen is an author and trainer, he also speaks at conferences such as VSLive and Tech Ed. Read more...

SQL Server backup

Strategies for keeping data available - second in a series exploring major facets of SQL Server backup. Read more...

Database Geek of the Week: Douglas McDowell

Douglas McDowell is the director of operations for business intelligence at Solid Quality Learning, a mentor, solution architect, and project manager.. Read more...

Geek of the Week: Rob Howard

Rob Howard is the founder of Telligent Systems who make CommunityServer, previously he was part of the Microsoft .Net team. Read more...

Geek of the Week - Shawn Wildermuth

Shawn Wildermuth is a Microsoft MVP and consultant based in Atlanta, he has also wrote Pragmatic ADO.NET: Data Access for the Internet World and numerous articles. Read more...

Geek of the Week - Bill Vaughn

William Vaughn is a well-known author who writes about Visual Basic and database-related topics. He previously worked for Microsoft, and now runs Beta V Corp. Read more...

Database Geek of the Week: Bill Bach

Bill Bach, whose company, Goldstar Software, is perhaps the leading source for training and support for users of Btrieve and Pervasive databases. Read more...

Geek of the Week - Bob Beauchemin

Bob Beauchemin is a developer who not only writes code and develops databases, but also teaches other developers to create applications and databases, often using the latest Microsoft technologies. Read more...

Should you use ADO.NET DataReader or DataSet?

In the beginning, there was the recordset, a central feature of classic ADO. In ADO.NET it was gone. Read more...

Geek of the Week - Rebecca Riordan

Rebecca Riordan has written several books on database design, and understands how to present data for both the database and end users. Read more...

Geek of the Week - Don Demsak

Don Demsak is a developer and consultant who serves the developer community by his participation in user group activities and Code Camps throughout the area. Read more...

Geek of the Week - Wally McClure

In addition to being a Microsoft MVP, Wally is an ASP Insider and one of the authors of a new book from Wrox called Professional ADO.NET 2: Programming with SQL Server 2005, Oracle, and MySQL . Read more...

Managing database changes

Stored procedures are not the be-all and end-all of managing changes in a database, but they can be very important tools in allowing changes to be made to a database whilst not breaking client applications... Read more...

Database Geek of the Week - Hilary Cotter

An interview with Hilary Cotter, a specialist in SQL Server full-text search and replication. Read more...

Geek of the Week - Euan Garden

Euan Garden is a Microsoft group program manager for SQL Server, prior to that he spent four years as the manager of Microsoft’s SQL Server Tools development team. Read more...

Geek of the Week - Ken Henderson

Ken is a consultant who often works for high-profile customers, including the U.S. Navy and Air Force, as well as H&R Block. In addition to books, Ken writes articles covering all aspects of SQL Server. Read more...

Why bother with backup

Backup is good for you, like eating a good diet and getting exercise. Unfortunately, folks are about as successful with backups as they are with diet and exercise. Read more...

Geek of the Week - Jim Kyle

Jim has been publishing articles related to computers and electronics since at least the early 1960s. He runs a thriving consulting business helping folks repair their Btrieve/Pervasive SQL data files. Read more...

Database Geek of the Week: Terri Morton

Terri Morton is a Senior Programmer/Analyst for MacDirect, a marketing firm in Pennsylvania. She is a Microsoft MVP for ASP.NET as well as an ASP Insider. Read more...

To SP or not to SP in SQL Server

There have been a number of discussions about whether to use SPs or not, often shedding more heat than light, Doug Reilly takes a look at the debate. Read more...

Is there coding life after 40?

I was about 40 when a well-meaning vice president at my company pulled me aside at a party and told me that I was getting too old to code. Read more...

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