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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.

Dear SQL DBA Kendra Little

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    • 5.0, 22 Ratings

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.

    How Do Developers and DBAs Collaborate in a DevOps World?

    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.

    • 41 min
    What a Software Evangelist Does - and Where the Job is Going

    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.

    • 21 min
    DBA Jobs: Threats and Opportunities

    DBA Jobs: Threats and Opportunities

    Jobs change over time, and database administrator jobs are no different. In this 35 minute recorded Twitch livestream (my first ever!) I talk about threats to DBA jobs and the related opportunities.

    • 34 min
    DevOps Terms - and Why They Matter to Database Specialists

    DevOps Terms - and Why They Matter to Database Specialists

    In this session, I discuss scrum, continuous deployment, test driven development, DevOps, and related concepts. I close with a quick discussion of why Database Administrators and Developers should care about DevOps.

    • 19 min
    Employee Agreements & Contracts - Best Practices

    Employee Agreements & Contracts - Best Practices

    So you've got an employee agreement in front of you: now what? In this 23 minute episode, I talk about practical steps you should take to make sure that you understand the terms of your contract, and how to potentially negotiate the terms.

    • 23 min
    Employee Agreements & Contracts for DBAs & Developers - Anti-Patterns

    Employee Agreements & Contracts for DBAs & Developers - Anti-Patterns

    When you take a new job in software engineering or in IT, within the paperwork there often lurks an employee agreement: a contract between you and your employer. In this half-hour live episode we'll talk about why these contracts exist, and multiple anti-patterns you should avoid.

    This is the first of a two part series. In the next episode, we'll talk best practices for understanding and negotiating the contract.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

sososo11111 ,

Excellent content for the DBA

Great job presenting numerous topics that as a fellow DBA I find very interesting.

Manny916 ,

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 👍👍😊

~smartalec~ ,

Great podcast for SQL Devs

Love the podcast. 🙏

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