The Four Database Design Principles You Should Be Using

"Obey the principles without being bound by them." -Bruce Lee   Do you have some guiding principles you use when designing a new feature or when implementing a new requirement?  I do.  And you should too.  I put them to paper a few years ago while we were undergoing a hiring binge and I wanted… Continue reading The Four Database Design Principles You Should Be Using

The Three Best Tips For Effective Code Reviews And Preventing Knife Fights!

Bring a group of senior business intelligence professionals or SQL Server pros together to review each others code and you have all the potential for a good knife fight.  As our team is getting ready to make design/code reviews a regular part of our development process we're looking to make sure we get off on… Continue reading The Three Best Tips For Effective Code Reviews And Preventing Knife Fights!

When Hiring Your Database Team – Do Not Settle!

One of the unwritten qualifications of a great business intelligence or database team lead are interviewing skills.  Finding the right business intelligence pro can often be a slow process that frequently results in upper management demanding you "just pick someone!".  Do not give in!  This recent interview with Digg founder and angel investor Kevin Rose… Continue reading When Hiring Your Database Team – Do Not Settle!