Brent Ozar on the “Top 10 Developer Mistakes That Won’t Scale”.
Brent’s presentation to the Silicon Valley SQL Server User Group on the Top 10 Developer Mistakes That Won’t Scale was a hit. He’s entertaining and his content was valuable to a wide range of SQL Server professionals.
Thankfully, along with the many mistakes to be avoided, Brent offered examples of alternative approaches! I really liked his discussion on Dynamic SQL and its alternatives. We run across a lot of this in DesignMind’s SQL Server group when helping our clients improve application performance and avoid SQL injection attacks.
Brent also entertained us when reminding us of the perils of using Version 1.0 features. I think all of us have had the experience of investing a lot of effort into those cool new software features, only to find they didn’t work as advertised, don’t scale, and don’t last.
You may have gotten to know Brent through his work for Quest Software, and as one of the few Microsoft Certified Masters in SQL Server. He recently moved to SQLskills, joining other top SQL Server experts, including Paul Randal, Kimberly Tripp, Bob Beauchemin, and Stacia Misner.