Agile@School – 6th episode

Agile@School – 6th episode

Finally, we have a problem here!

Projects without troubles are not real, to be honest. All the students worked so good, but they’re still focused on development. Sometimes they forget the metrics and the importance of the knowledge base of the whole team. Sometimes it seems that they think that is not important to share status of tasks, remaining work hours, additional details while managing activities, and so on.

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Agile@School – episode 5

Agile@School – episode 5

It’s time to review the work done.

The web application the students are working on is reaching its end, speaking about development. It’s not so good to see, we know it, but starting from this sprint, we will apply some graphical stuff and we’ll be ready to present the tool to the “board”.

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SQL Server Latest Updates (Apr. 2016)

Directly from the SQL Server Release Service blog, here the latest updates for SQL Server 2014 SP1 and RTM:

Cumulative Update #6 for SQL Server 2014 SP1

Cumulative Update #13 for SQL Server 2014 RTM

You can download the latest preview of SQL Server Management Studio here.

Stay Tuned!:)

Agile@School – episode 4

Agile@School – episode 4

The sprint 2 was completed successfully. This is a great news and when I’ve heard that sentence, I was very happy with my “class”. Yes, we miss something, but the software package is working, and not just in one client.

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Naming Is Hard

Keep in mind…

Voice of the DBA

I ran across Aaron Bertrand’s naming post recently, which I liked overall. Your team needs to agree how things are named, and be consistent, but I agree that some of the rules I’ve seen put down by people aren’t practical. However I also know that naming things becomes hard, especially over time as your systems evolve and the scale grows.

I’ve run into some strange naming patterns in the last few years that struck me as odd. I grew up in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, and with a parent selling real estate, I traveled all over the area, often reading a map to navigate. I can rarely remember seeing the same names used over and over, despite the fact this was a relatively populous area.

However when I came to Colorado, I found things to be different. Either the people in charge of naming weren’t creative, or they were…

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SQL Server Latest Updates (Mar. 2016)

Directly from the SQL Server Release Service blog, here the latest updates for SQL Server 2012 SP2 and SP3:

Cumulative Update #2 for SQL Server 2012 SP3

Cumulative Update #11 for SQL Server 2012 SP2

You can download the latest preview of SQL Server Management Studio here.

Additionally, downloads of new useful tools are available:

Stay Tuned!:)

Agile@School – episode 3

Agile@School – episode 3

Agile@School project is growing and finally we’re reaching the most important part of the iteration.

In this third episode we played the planning poker game on a round table (which appears like a poker session at a first sight actually:) ) and the students decided to skip the coffee break! You know how is really difficult for them to be focused.

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