Aaron Bertrand

Aaron (@AaronBertrand) is a Product Manager at SentryOne, with industry experience dating back to Classic ASP and SQL Server 6.5. He is editor-in-chief of the performance-related blog, SQLPerformance.com, and serves as a community moderator for the Database Administrators Stack Exchange. Aaron's blog focuses on T-SQL bad habits and best practices, as well as coverage of updates and new features in Plan Explorer, SentryOne, and SQL Server.

Articles by Aaron Bertrand

For both T-SQL Tuesday and #BackToBasics, Aaron Bertrand provides information about SQL Server backups, and why your restores can be just as important.
In every month of 2016, Aaron Bertrand will attempt to publish an introductory blog post about SQL Server.
December 13, 2016 | Aaron Bertrand | Community, SQL Server 3
Aaron Bertrand describes his steps for setting up a development stack, with VS Code on Mac, managing SQL Server on Ubuntu, inside a Docker container.
November 16, 2016 | Aaron Bertrand | SQL Server, Docker 7
Aaron Bertrand explains why he always opts for one of these options over the other, even in cases where it shouldn't matter.
November 2, 2016 | Aaron Bertrand | #BackToBasics, T-SQL 7
Aaron Bertrand shares his slides and demos from presentations at in Las Vegas.
October 27, 2016 | Aaron Bertrand | SQL Server 2016, T-SQL, Community 2
Last month we released the new, all-free, Plan Explorer 3.0, and now seemed the right time to follow that up with the 3rd version of the demo kit, too.
October 7, 2016 | Aaron Bertrand | Plan Explorer 1
Aaron Bertrand explains why he codes defensively - matching the case of data type names, even when it isn't strictly necessary.
October 4, 2016 | Aaron Bertrand | #BackToBasics, T-SQL 0
Microsoft MVP Aaron Bertrand goes back to the basics with this post on the two core issues to consider when choosing a standard for stored procedure names.
September 1, 2016 | Aaron Bertrand | #BackToBasics 1

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