Monthly Archives: June 2015

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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:

The […]

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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Doors are now open (for a limited time only) to my new course: Estimating with Story Points.

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In this final video on creating estimates with story points, I help you overcome one of the biggest

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I got a lovely email from a reader named Steven who has been doing .NET for many years and is excite

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I've long said, as a fan of the console and text mode, that the command line is underloved. You

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I've talked about the dotnet-outdated tool before but now it's, ahem, outdated. It's

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I've often asked for my Windows Terminal's settings.json (formerly profiles.json) so I kee

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A few years back I had a lovely podcast conversation with technical leader Keavy McMinn. Sometimes I

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