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From the Editor's Desk...

We need your input for research this month!  -  We're currently running a survey on usage and trends in the cloud. We'll be using this base information for more in-depth reporting next month. The current topic is the Cloud - and your use (or non-use as the case may be) of it. Can you help?

XML as SQL Input Parameters  -  I come across systems using XML to provide input to SQL procedures every so often. Each time I find it I wonder if the individuals writing this code knew there were other techniques, or the overhead that this requires on a database server?

Final Thoughts on Software Axe Sharpining  -  Today I conclude this series on the virtual concept of sharpening your software axe. The concept is based on what things you would do before tackling any large IT project allowing the process to work smoothly?

Not Everyone is an Expert Like You Are  -  Sometimes we forget how much we have learned and take for granted. It's to our detriment that we do so. We start making assumptions and stop helping guide projects. Frequent reality checks are critical to being the most helpful resource you can be.

Managing your skills and learning  -  It's not just a matter of keeping up, it's having a direction, and a plan for keeping up. Here are some thoughts and some feedback on managing the growth of your skills.

Sharpen the Axe  -  Today is a continuation of the topic based on the concept of keeping your tools sharp so that you are ready to run when deadlines occur.

Your own direction: keeping current as a DBA  -  How do you choose? With it nearly impossible to do the whole "jack of all trades" thing, how do you pick a direction and keep it at the forefront of your abilities... and which direction do you pick?

Being Efficient  -  This week I'm writing a series on practices that result in efficient writing of code, or deployment of software. I'm starting with a quote from Abraham Lincoln to guide and motivate us. Perhaps you have some thoughts on the matter as well.

Are Workflow Patterns New?  -  I'm really enjoying reading the work on Workflow Patterns as published on the net. What I am asking myself is if these are all new patterns, or if they are implementations of existing patterns specific to workflow processes? Maybe I'm just being picky?

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