Mad Pass meet up on SQL server temporal tables

Went to this topic this evening and it was great info and good demos to see the features in action too. Depending on the syntax you use, you can hit the normal table only, the history:  dbo_history.tableName, or with by using tableName as system_time.  Check out mean for more in depth info. They explain it way better than I can: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn935015.aspx

 It’s a newer feature.. And needs sql2016, yet another reason to upgrade🙂

 Great to have adventures in life! 

​Sometimes we need to change it up a bit. My own experience follows. Feel free to comment about yours too🙂

This year for fitness events I signed up to an out of town trail run. I also went The week before to familiarize myself with the course too.

The 10k Trail run with Rocky ground, lil mud, and roots was an awesome experience. Heard water nearby at times too.  Excellent stuff with cheers from staff and back and forth with other runners. It was at High Cliff state park in eastern WI 

Beating cravings

One strategy I’ve been using lately is remembering what fun events are in the future, maybe the same day, or a week out.. This is in order to not have as much sweet or junk foods and delaying my giving in to cravings.  It’s helped me out and I hope It helps you too.

Testing and Craftsmanship with Scott Nimrod

Listened on commute.  Resonate with a lot!

( for tech folks)
Web player: : http://podplayer.net/#/?id=8758524
Episode: https://s3.amazonaws.com/dnr/dotnetrocks_1214_testing_and_craftsmanship.mp3

Can you be a software craftsman and not test? Scott Nimrod says no! Carl and Richard chat with Scott about his experiences using TDD practices to build software and how that affected his approach to craftsmanship. Scott talks about h.ow writing testing code to quickly test your app code is a far more efficient use of time compared to repeatedly compiling and running an application, then manually navigating to the feature in question and playing with it. Proper tests are faster, more accurate and repeatable, resulting in better code. And they’re even more important when the app gets bigger, the number of developers increase and time passes – build your software right!

“Things don’t and won’t go to plan”

It’s something I’ve feared and still do from time to time and even said it to past managers, yet the uplifting part is that when they don’t, and you have an alternative, it goes even better!

Not that planning is unnecessary, it definitely is for great starting points in life.

What’s been better for you?

Trying new things

What type of new things have you took on and are proud of?

Myself, I will be starting my new software design/engineer job in a new and larger area next week. SQL tuning, code debugging, and with more design pattern use too, and of course, support from my teammates. Big change for me, and lots of exciting adventures ahead, especially when my wife and I move down there perm as long as things fit and feel right.

In the food sector, I ate deer liver again, and it went down and was a little enjoyable and very nutrient dense.

Take care, all.
Ryan