May 2006 Blog Posts

Management Thinking Reset

The funny thing is, that in all that time, nobody challenged me to reset my thinking like my boss did that day...

SQLPrompt - Intellisense in Query Analyzer - Initial Review

I just downloaded and installed the free tool SQLPrompt, now from Red-Gate Software, and I'm really liking it.  It provides Intellisense or statement-completion features in SQL Query Analyzer, SQL Server Management Studio, Visual Studio, and other development tools.  For example, it not only pops up a list of fields after you type a table name followed by period, but it will also lookup relationships and give you options for your JOIN ON statement (and of course a whole lot more).  So, even if you are working in a small database where you already know all the fields and relationships, it...

Getting What You Want

Whether you are a Development Manager, Project/Program Manager, Independent Consultant, or the client, somewhere along the line, you will run into the conflict of getting or producing what was asked for, but not what was really wanted...