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Tag: Best Practices

What Does HIPAA Mean for the DBA?

What Does HIPAA Mean for the DBA?

Get an overview of HIPAA regulations along with compliance tips and best practices from a healthcare legal specialist from the point of view of the DBA.

Slides and Scripts: Baltimore SQL Server User Group

Slides and Scripts: Baltimore SQL Server User Group

Get the slides and Transact-SQL demo scripts from my recent presentation at the Baltimore SQL Server user group meeting.

Bad Habits Revival

Bad Habits Revival

Aaron Bertrand (@AaronBertrand) breathes some new life into his long-running SQL Server series on bad habits and best practices. The latest installment discusses the various impacts of choosing GUIDs over numeric types for keys.

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#BackToBasics : CAST vs. CONVERT

#BackToBasics : CAST vs. CONVERT

Aaron Bertrand (@AaronBertrand) explains why he always opts for one of these options over the other, even in cases where it shouldn't matter.

Get in on the New Webinar Series, "Who Wants to be a DBA?"

Think of this series as a "brain dump" for all of the career advice we'd give to an aspiring DBA. Register now!

SQL Saturday #467 Pre-con : Being a DBA, A Day in the life

John Martin (@SQLDiplomat) talks about the upcoming pre-con he is presenting alongside Richard Douglas (@SQLRich) at SQL Saturday #467 (Southampton).

Best Practices : Properly referencing columns

Aaron Bertrand (@AaronBertrand) continues his series on bad habits and best practices, this time focusing on the benefits of referencing columns in a query.

Should I use NOLOCK against #temp tables?

Aaron Bertrand (@AaronBertrand) addresses a popular theory that NOLOCK can substantially reduce locking overhead against #temp tables.

Bad habits : Clinging to old compatibility levels

Aaron Bertrand (@AaronBertrand discusses a common scenario: behavior is different between two SQL Server databases that may be the same version but have different compatibility levels.