5 Common Mistakes Every Database Developer Must Avoid Being a developer is an awesome experience – trust us. You are an architect and the builder of your dreams. A developer shapes the way the requirements get translated into a working product which customers will enjoy using it. Most developers are passionate in the work they do and love doing programming. It is in their DNA, they are always thinking about logic even outside the working hours. In our opinion, developers are highly creative seeing ways to do things which others don’t see them comin...
TechnologyAdvice Podcast Interview with Embarcadero's John Thomas   The Interview was conducted by Clark Buckner from TechnologyAdvice.com (they provide coverage content on sales contesting, customer loyalty solutions, and employee engagement platforms and much more). Also be sure to check out their comprehensive tech conference calendar.   Embarcadero's John Thomas was recently a guest on the Technology Advice podcast. Topics included JT's programming experience, software by developers for developers, a vision for developing connected apps f...
Lesser Known SQL Server Backup Practices by Pinal Dave One of the most critical responsibility of a Database Administrator (DBA) is to make sure that the databases are backed up on regular basis. What are your thoughts on creating backup strategies for your production environments? We would surely want to learn and understand the various ways in which organizations use backup strategies. One thing which is often missed by DBAs is to check the validity of backup plan created. Few DBAs do this religiously by practicing the disaster recovery plan and r...

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RAD Studio US and Canada Tour You’re invited to join Embarcadero at a live in person or online event to see what’s coming in RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder.   Experience RAD Studio live in New York, Montreal, Santa Monica, Vancouver or Toronto If you are near one of these cities or will be in the area between September 9-11, 2014 join us in person for the full experience. You’ll get the latest info on RAD Studio, a chance to win some great prizes, and an exclusive product discount. Register to attend the RAD ...
SQL Server Tip: Optimizer using Index Scan and not Seek! Other than coding, most of the time developers have to troubleshoot problems from their environments. Developers in SQL world would mostly face problems around error message, getting required output via T-SQL query and unpredictable performance of query.  One fine day somewhere in the world a one developer was troubleshooting a performance problem – just like any one of us. He noticed, even after a table has index on a column and if they use that column in where clause, SQL Server was...

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