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Database Projects – Committed to the wrong branch, now what?

Recipe Overview Preparation time: 10 minutes Ingredients Intro In the past couple of months, I’ve been doing a lot of different things at the same time. Because of that, it is no exception that I have quite some branches for my Database Projects that I’m working on simultaneously. Because of this, another issue arises as well, it happens now and then that I’m committing my changes to the wrong branch. Luckily for me, I’m making…

What a year, 2023 review

We have had the first winter snowfall (at least 1 day), and days are getting shorter and colder. This reminds me that it’s time to review the past year. Last year, I concluded that I had reached a couple of professional milestones. I ramped up speaking engagements, finished my first blog post series, and met new amazing people in the data community. At that point, I couldn’t imagine what 2023 would bring except for a…

First-time mentoring – New Stars of Data

No technical blog post this time. I want to stand still for a moment to something completely different. Last week, on Friday, October 27th, 2023 the New Stars of Data conference had its 7th run. If you are not familiar with New Stars of Data, this wonderful event is a conference organized by William Durkin and Ben Weissman. The conference’s goal is to give newcomer speakers a virtual stage to present for the very first…

Episode 012 – Finding (Data) Friends

No new technical blog post for now, I’m currently enjoying some time off where I’m working on new content. A brand new session and some new blog posts as well. I had the pleasure to join Jess Pomfret (LinkedIn, Twitter) and Ben Weissman (LinkedIn, Twitter) during an episode of Finding (Data) Friends. For the people that don’t know this podcast yet, every week, Jess and Ben are inviting a new person onto the podcast to…

Stop SSIS Package Execution

Problem Statement Today, I was working on a SSIS Package that executes a Python script for every day I want to retrieve the data. Since I was reloading data for a couple of months in my development environment, the process took quite some time. I developed my package in Visual Studio 2019 and deployed my changes to my SSIS Catalog (SSISDB in my case). As soon as my SSIS Package was deployed I started the…

SQLBits 2023 – My experience

In the past, I have been hearing a lot of stories about SQLBits. And, this year, I finally was able to experience it myself. Thanks to my current employer, I was allowed to attend SQLBits. I attended 2 training days and 3 conference days, which basically is the full conference. I can tell, it is definitely worth it. SQLBits is an amazing event, you can meet so many like minded people who all share the…

Speaking @ dataMinds User Group

I’m happy to share that I will be delivering my session about “Improving Team Collaboration using Database Projects & Azure DevOps” at the dataMinds User Group. During this session, I will first be explaining what went wrong in the past for me, during the main part of the session, I will be showing how to get started, what the challenges will be and how I would overcome these challenges. When? Wednesday, January 25th, 2023 Where?…

What a year, 2022 review

Well, it’s that time of the year, days are getting shorter, it’s pretty cold outside and that typically is the time for me to get cosy on the sofa and review the year. This year was a special one, I was able to achieve a couple of awesome milestones in my professional career During the first half of 2022, I was preparing to present my very first session which I successfully delivered in June 2022…

Speaking @ SQL Saturday MN

I’m very happy to share that I will be delivering my session about “Improving Team Collaboration using Database Projects & Azure DevOps” at SQL Saturday MN. During this session, I will first be explaining what went wrong in the past for me, during the main part of the session, I will be showing how to get started, where the challenges will be and how I would overcome these challenges. When? Saturday, December 3rd, 2022 Where?…

T-SQL Tuesday #156 – Production Grade Code

T-SQL Tuesday is the brainchild of Adam Machanic (blog). Steve Jones (blog, Twitter) is currently maintaining this fantastic initiative. This month’s topic has been chosen by Tom Zika (blog, Twitter), “Which quality makes code production grade?“ My Contribution When I first thought about this topic, I didn’t have any clue what to write… Then, I started to think about what I’m always doing while I’m developing and eventually before I publish the code to production.…