First tuesday of October (GMT) is already here and its about time for announcing the topic for another exciting, knowledge packed round of T-SQL Tuesday. I am going to be the host for October and the topic chosen is “Misconceptions in SQL Server“.
Why are so many Misconceptions in SQL Server?
SQL Server as a product is maturing with every new version since its inception and getting better and better over the years. But there seems to be lot of misunderstanding of some SQL Server concepts in the community and probably in my opinion its because of one or more items listed below.
1. While some information holds true in previous versions but they don’t hold true in newer versions (after some components were re-written, optimized).
2. Bugs in older versions are fixed in newer versions.
3. Taking the words out of context from someone’s publication/blogs etc…
4. Someone simply misunderstood the concepts.
5. Never realized the depth of the internals or the scope of the subject.
6. Taking marketing fluff as truth.
7. Too much generalization of the facts based on one or two incidents.
The possibilities for writing up a post on this topic invloving SQL Server are enormous even if you are a novice blogger or the industry expert on SQL Server. So get ready with your [misconceptions, myth-busters, de-mystifiers, do you know, back to basics, fact checking] posts on SQL Server and help the community learn more stuff while setting the facts straight.
I want to take a moment and request if you are working on a misconception that was already busted by someone else in the community and your approach is also very similar then please give credit to the person that did the work prior to you in your post.
What’s T-SQL Tuesday?
Adam Machanic (Blog | Twitter), a long time SQL Server MVP came up with an excellent idea of improving community involvement around blogging where bloggers around the world post thier views on a same topic chosen by the host on the 2nd tuesday of every month. If you are interested in hosting an event like this and then send a note to Adam.
What are the rules?
1. Since this is a global event, your post should go live between 10/12/2010 00:00:00.000 GMT (2nd Tuesday) and 10/13/2010 00:00:00.000 GMT.
2. Your blog post has to link back to the hosting blog, and the link must be anchored from the logo (found above) which must also appear at the top of the post.
3. If trackbacks won’t work properly then please leave a comment below so that your post is accounted for in the roundup.
Nice to have.
1. include a reference to T-SQL Tuesday in the title of your post. (The more we bloggers advertise T-SQL Tuesday, the more we bloggers get T-SQL tuesday readers)
2. tweet using the hash tag #TSQL2sDay to follow links and other relevant conversations.
3. consider hosting T-SQL Tuesday yourself. If you’re interested let Adam Machanic Know. If you’ve participated in two T-SQL Tuesdays previously and you don’t let your blog go stale (blog once a month for the last six months) then he’ll put you in the rotation.
Some people had difficulty getting the HTML logo in their posts and here is the html code snippet to take care of that. You may need to add the logo onto your blog and optionally change src=”http://SankarReddy.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/TSQL2sDay150x150.jpg” with the path on your blog.
I am excited about the possibilities on this topic and hope new bloggers will join the party as well more participation from the current T-SQL Tuesday participants. Cheers!