Sustained Engineering Process

In an earlier post I mentioned how we create the initial ideas for our software features. This may be a different process than you’ve seen at other software shops. Another big difference in the way the SQL Server organization does things is how we implement those ideas in the coding process. This has been talked…

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Creating features nobody wants

You hear all the time that your code (not just Microsoft’s; everybody in a software development firm hears this) has features in it that “nobody wants”.  But is this true?Well, sometimes it is. But sometimes there are solid business (not necessarily technical) reasons that a feature is included in your software. You might have legal…

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Don’t Negelct Yourself

Wow – I have a new job where I’m trying to drink from a firehose of knowledge, my mother was up for the week from Florida (see here for more on that: http://carpedatum.spaces.live.com/), I had to write a complete tutorial on locking, get a project plan together on some new SQL Server 2008 features, and get ready for my…