Hello SQL Server world!

Hi folks! Look, my very first post, yay!

I’ve been thinking about starting my own SQL-related blog for a long time and I guess I just needed a little kick that eventually came from Ed Leighton-Dick, Brent Ozar, Kevin Kline, Andy Warren and few other members of the SQL Community. I’m so grateful for the motivation guys!

I describe myself as a Microsoft Data Platform professional since my entire career has been directly related to SQL Server. I started with the version 6.5 and that was quite a while ago, back in the year 1995! I’ve worked in various DB-related roles since then: Infrastructure DBA, database developer, as well as Data Warehouse and BI architect. All my jobs so far were with e-commerce businesses so, by nature, they required high availability configurations, good backup/DR strategies, highly efficient stored procedures and queries, complex BI and reporting solutions.and so on. All in all, with almost 20 years of experience in this field, there are a few lessons learned that might be worth sharing with the community.

I used to think that the purpose of a blog like this was to promote your own consulting services by teaching people like me and that it only made sense if you were a superstar MVP or MCM. Today, I believe that every member of the community should start doing this for his own good because: firstly, blogging is a self documentation, we should do it for ourselves so that we can look up solutions or scripts that we developed in past. Secondly, we get better and more confident about expressing our ideas in writing which surely helps at work. Last but not least, we have all learned so much from the community that we should give back to it when we can.

If my posts help at least one SQL fellow solve at least one of his problems then my efforts will not be in vain.

Here we go ….

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6 thoughts on “Hello SQL Server world!

  1. Hi Goran, and welcome to the SQL Server blogger community! 🙂
    I’m no MVP or MCM and I’ve been blogging for about 3 years now, so you are certainly right that you don’t have to be a superstar 🙂

    It mainly started out as self-documenting for me: a place online where I could find my scripts and solutions I created before. It’s also great that you can refer other people to your posts: “ah, I’ve encountered that issue before. Here’s how I solved it”. Also saves you some time since you don’t have to explain it every time 🙂

    Anyway, good luck!

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    • Thanks for welcoming me, Koen! I totally agree with you and I came to a similar conclusions after I started writing my weekly reports at work. I was surprised with how much work I did in a week and how much of it I kinda forgot about or thought was simple or obvious to myself but not for others. It’s really useful looking through a history of these updates and seeing a good picture on how a month, year or entire career went for the author. It’s same with blogs, i guess, everybody wins 🙂

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