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I came across an interesting problem this week. The requirement was to get row counts from two different tables and return these on the same row. The tables had a common column, lets call it category. The first thought was to use GROUP BY in T-SQL, but there is a problem with this:

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Today, at a project review meeting, a customer said in no uncertain terms, that fewer, more expert developers are better than a team of devs all with just a couple of years of experience. I was very pleased about this, because this is something I strongly believe, and in this case, a good part of […]

Should software ever be re-written? Technology is always changing, new versions of development tools, databases, third party components continually appear. In fact about ten years ago somebody said it was a full time job just to keep up with the new tools coming out of Microsoft. If anything in recent years, especially with the advent […]

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Team members often think estimates are only useful for stakeholders and managers. Here’s how they ca

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Talking about problems after they occur is too late. A pre-mortem can help a team avoid problems. 

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Scrum Master jobs are on the rise and so are their salaries. But is everything as it seems?

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Many apps today are just static files on the front end - HTML and JavaScript - with something powerf

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Speedscope.app is an online "flamegraph visualizer" that you can also install offline. It

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.NET Core is cross-platform and open-source. Tell someone, maybe your boss. A good reminder. It

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I'm continuing my "Computer Stuff They Didn't Teach You" series on YouTube. Plea

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My 14 year old got tired of paying $7.99 for Minecraft Realm so he could host his friends in their w

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