Featured Presentation

Ten Things Every Developer Should Know

Speaker: Kevin Kline

Summary: Stereotypes abound for different types of people in the IT world. Developers think DBAs are control freaks. DBAs think developers are unruly cowboys. How do we overcome these differences? If you’re a developer, your best strategy is to manage your DBAs’ anxieties and demonstrate your competence and credibility. Attend this session to learn about 10 techniques that developers can apply to their code which will calm your DBAs’ fears and earn their admiration.

This session will answer questions like:

  • What's the most common Transact-SQL programming mistake and how do I fix it?
  • How do database designers cause problems for future generations of application developers and database administrators?
  • Why do inexperienced database administrators make their own job more difficult and less efficient?

 

There are a short list of mistakes that, if you know of them in advance, will make your life much easier. These mistakes are the “low hanging fruit” of application design, development, and administration. Once you apply the lessons learned from this session, you’ll find yourself performing at a higher level of efficiency and effectiveness than before.

 

About Kevin: Kevin Kline is the Technical Strategy Manager for SQL Server Solutions at Quest Software, a leading provider of award winning tools for database management and application monitoring.

Kevin’s Twitter ID is kekline. Be sure to follow him!

Kevin is a founding board member and former President of the international Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) and frequently contributes to database technology magazines, web sites, and discussion forums.

Kevin was the recipient of the PASS 2009 Lifetime Achievement award. Read about it here.

Kevin writes monthly columns for Database Trends & Applications magazine and SQL Server Magazine. Kevin also serves the community as an adviser to SQL Saturday education program as well as a curriculum adviser for both the University of Washington and Purdue University at Calumet in their IT and Computer Science departments.

Kevin’s most popular book is SQL in a Nutshell (now in it’s third edition) published by O’Reilly Media. Kevin is also author or co-author on seven other IT books, including Transact-SQL Programming, Database Benchmarking: A Practical Approach, and Professional SQL Server 2008 Relational Database Design and Optimization.

A top rated speaker, Kevin appears at international conferences like Microsoft TechEd, DevTeach, PASS, Microsoft IT Forum, SQL Connections, and the Best Practices Conference.

Beginning his career as a lowly hardware jockey working with PC’s, Digital VAX, and Intergraph Unix workstations, Kevin has worked on multiple large-scale database projects throughout his career at Deloitte & Touche, NASA and the U.S. Army.

When Kevin isn’t working on technology issues, he enjoys spending time with his wife Rachel, his four kids, his three stepkids, and his Basset Hound and Ginger Kitty.

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