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I am proud and humble

A few months back, Adam Machanic launched a competition about "Grouped string concatenenation" here

Now Adam has publish his results here and luckily my fourth suggestion was considered the overall winner!

When seeing my competitors, I am humble to see that my suggestion performed better than other suggestions made by such people as Itzik Ben-Gan, Remus Rusanu, Rob Farley and others.

Of course I am proud to win the MSDN Premium subscription, and now I have a hunch that next competition will be with Microsoft to get this baby activated   ;-)

Thanks to all who participated. I have learned a few new tricks.
And I will have to really investigate the execution plans for my two other finalists, Leonid Koyfman and Rick Holliday.


Print | posted on Monday, June 01, 2009 10:44 AM | Filed Under [ Miscellaneous ]



# re: I am proud and humble

6/1/2009 8:27 PM | Alex Kuznetsov

# re: I am proud and humble

Thank you!
6/1/2009 9:19 PM | Peso

# re: I am proud and humble

Peter - you deserved it!

Mine performed far slower, so I'm very surprised to have managed to rank as an equal 4th.

6/2/2009 1:41 AM | Rob Farley

# re: I am proud and humble

Great job Peter, congratulations!
6/2/2009 2:03 AM | RBarryYoung

# re: I am proud and humble

Hi Peter,
Thanks -- Vijaya Kadiyala
6/8/2009 5:38 PM | Vijaya Kadiyala

# re: I am proud and humble

Well done Peter!
6/9/2009 10:26 AM | Rick Halliday

# re: I am proud and humble

Thank you all three!
It was a close call, but I think what tipped the scale in my favor is that I dropped the total reads by distinct before joining products.

And maybe telling Adam his original comparison Excel sheet was flawed? :-)
6/9/2009 10:28 AM | Peso
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