Mickey's T-SQL Ponderings

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On a SQL Collaboration Quest

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Announcer: Twelve SQL Professionals started on a quest.

Director: No, no. They were FOUR SQL Professionals.

Announcer: Four Professionals started on a quest to find the sequel to the Holy Grail.

Director: No, no. They were SQL Professionals and they were on a quest for knowledge.

Announcer: Oh, right, right.
Four SQL Professionals started on a quest for knowledge and not for the Holy Grail. All though it could be said, that knowledge is the ultimate Holy Grail and it is always sought by the wise. The four SQL Professionals, Mickey Stuewe, Chris YatesJeffrey Verheul, and Julie Koesmarno (MCJJ for short) gathered from the four corners of the world: California – USA, Kentucky  – USA, Rotterdam – The Netherlands, and Canberra – Australia to meet at a local Skype tavern to determine the direction they would take on their quest for knowledge, and not for the Holy Grail.

After much eating and drinking, they rejoiced (Yeah!!!!). They had found the path for salvation.

Director: No, no. They found the path for their quest of knowledge.

Announcer: Right, right.
After much more eating of chocolate and drinking of whiskey, they rejoiced (Yeeeaaah!!!). They had found their path for knowledge. They decided they would pose questions to each other and respond as a group through their blogs at  mickeystuewe.com, chrisyatessql.wordpress.comdevjef.wordpress.com, and mssqlgirl.com. They decided they would also ask other SQL professionals they encountered along their way on their quest.

So now here, their quest begins at the Bridge of Death… (I hope they know the answers to the questions, or this collaborative series will be very short.)

BridgeBridgekeeper: Stop. Who would cross the Bridge of Death must answer me these questions three, ere the other side he or she see.

Lady Mickey: Ask me the questions, bridgekeeper. I am not afraid.

Bridgekeeper: What… is your quest?

Lady Mickey: To seek knowledge about the SQL world and not to seek the Holy Grail.

Bridgekeeper: What… is your favorite color?

Lady Mickey: Red.

Bridgekeeper: What… is the purpose of Red Gate’s SQL Search and how do you use it in your daily work life?

Lady Mickey: Funny you should ask that. I have this post that I’m publishing tomorrow. In fact, we each have a unique answer to that question. ButYou’ll have to wait until 2pm GMT tomorrow.

Stay Tuned

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Author: Mickey Stuewe

I love all things T-SQL. I'm a database architect, BI developer, and a craftswoman. I love watching action movies and reading fantasy books. I'm a wife and a mother of two beautiful daughters. I love laughing and I laugh often. Just ask my family.