Jeff Smith Blog

Random Thoughts & Cartesian Products with Microsoft SQL Server

Programming is a funny thing ….

In most industries, beginners work on simple, short projects, using only the most basic concepts that they have learned. The experts in those industries, meanwhile, work on things that are very large, complicated, difficult to manage, and require lots of time, energy and resources. Read more →

Using SQL to solve the "Sliding Tiles" puzzle

I just wanted to take a minute to highlight this thread in the sqlteam forums: It's really interesting stuff, and a bunch of us worked together to come up with some really cool ideas about using T-SQL to solve the classic sliding tile puzzle -- you know, where tiles on a square board are mixed up, with one missing, and you slide them around until the picture is complete or they are in the proper order. Read more →

Hello All !

This also is my first ever blog. Very nice! I am definitely looking forward to the content on this page, we've got some great people here and the posts should be informative and I'm sure quite entertaining as well! Read more →