Ward Pond's SQL Server blog

Ruminating on issues pertinent to the design and development of sound databases and processes under Microsoft SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2005, and SQL Server 2000 (while reserving the right to vent about anything else that's on my mind)

August, 2009

  • Database Programming: Why I Like MERGE

    In the wake of last month’s post on my new development efforts in SQL Server 2008, several of you have asked me to go into further detail.  This post is my first effort to answer those questions; right now, we’ll focus on these two , which relate...
  • At the Onset of My Fiftieth Year

    Those of you who follow me on Twitter or Facebook are aware that I’ve spent the last week and a half dealing with my latest round of health issues.  I returned home yesterday afternoon following a brief hospitalization for diagnosis and removal of...
  • Adam Machanic Likes MERGE, Too

    Hot on the heels of yesterday’s MERGE discussion comes a complementary (and far more detailed) take from Adam Machanic .  It’s a nifty technical discussion, under the banner of an outstanding Dr. Strangelove pun. To see some of the true power of...
  • DWWTWT?: August 17-21

    I took Friday off this week to celebrate the last day of summer vacation with my family after a week of telecommuting: Commuting Options Selected since 12 June 2006 Mode of Transport Number of Invocations Telecommuted...
  • DWWTWT?: August 3-7

    I had gallbladder surgery on Monday and was home Wednesday night. Amazingly, I was back to work from home for the last two days of the week: Commuting Options Selected since 12 June 2006 Mode of Transport Number of Invocations...
  • DWWTWT?: August 10-14

    My energy level has improved markedly through a week of telecommuting: Commuting Options Selected since 12 June 2006 Mode of Transport Number of Invocations Telecommuted 235 Walked 218...
  • DWWTWT?: August 31

    The month ends and the week begins with a telecommute: Commuting Options Selected since 12 June 2006 Mode of Transport Number of Invocations Telecommuted 245 Walked 218 Walked...