Description: Kendra Little answers burning questions from SQL Server Database Administrators -- from dealing with SAN Administrators to handling index rebuilds, she helps DBAs improve their jobs.
Down Tools Week 2020
It's Down Tools Week at Redgate. I share what "Down Tools Week" is, what I'm working on this week, and why I think it's a terrific experience for fostering creativity, innovation, and teamwork. In closing I share some thoughts on variations of this kind of project which you might use in your own organization, whether you are a developer, DBA, or have another role.
3 Things That Shouldn't Be Normal in Database Development
Many people use entrenched processes for database development that have been in place so long that it's hard to imagine doing it any other way. In this episode, I share three things that should NOT be normal for database development-- but which are incredibly common. This episode is inspired by the book, "The Unicorn Project", by Gene Kim.
Everything I Never Wanted to Know about Collation
I'm not an expert on collation in SQL Server, but there are a few important facts which I've had to learn the hard way. In this episode I share the basics, along with helpful resources to learn more.
One small localization correction: the default collation on a SQL Server install will be "the oldest available version that's associated with each specific locale." So if your Windows installation has a different localization than mine (which are generally English USA), then you'll see a different default collation -- but it still won't be the recommended collation for *new* development.
The Manager's Guide to Git Training for DBAs
Learning Git can be daunting for DBAs. In this 20 minute episode, I discuss why learning a VCS is necessary for DBAs, then give three tips on scoping your project, choosing the right tools, and making sure the project is successful.
The cheat sheet I mention in the episode is at https://littlekendra.com/2019/11/27/my-git-cli-cheat-sheet/
How Do Developers and DBAs Collaborate in a DevOps World?
You're a DBA, and your development team is all-in on doing DevOps, and they want to include the database. Should your DBA team limit the permissions or options for automation? Or should you instead re-think how your two teams work together? In this episode, Kendra discusses DevOps team topologies, the changing role of DBA teams in DevOps, and the opportunities available in creating communities of practice around database development.
What a Software Evangelist Does - and Where the Job is Going
I've been working as an 'Evangelist' at Redgate for close to six months now, and one question keeps coming up: what exactly does an Evangelist do at a software company? In 21 minutes, I explain the core mission of Evangelists, and why I think being part of the sales process is an important part of the future of software evangelism.
Excellent content for the DBA
Great job presenting numerous topics that as a fellow DBA I find very interesting.
Best podcast on SQL Server
This is the best podcast i have come across on SQL Server. Kendra is simply amazing explaining technical concepts of databases/sql and plus she got a great sense of humor! Keep up the great work Kendra 👍👍😊
Great podcast for SQL Devs
Love the podcast. 🙏