Entry-level and junior SQL Server developers seeking “Now what?” guidance beyond introductory T-SQL.
Congratulations on your recent move into the world of SQL Server development!
You’ve got a handle on the basics — SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE — but now what? How do you know what’s important to learn next, and what’s most likely a waste of time?
In this session, we’re going to answer these questions and more. You’ll discover why set-based thinking is the foundation of SQL Server. You’ll learn to use valuable T-SQL building blocks like window functions. I’ll also share a handful of time-saving shortcuts that could save you an insane amount of typing, meaning you don’t have to take another working lunch to clean up a poorly-formatted script.
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!
In addition to learning new skills for today, you need to set yourself up for success next week, next month, and next year. That’s why we’ll also cover two things you can start doing right now to raise the incline of your career, and get you the recognition you’ll deserve.
Journey with me through stories, concepts, and live demos, and you will emerge ready to kick-start your young SQL Server career.
Why I Want to Present This Session:
There’s a saying that goes, “Do you have ten years’ experience, or was it the first year repeated ten times?” My first eight years working with SQL Server were mostly wasted on learning the same things over and over, and not knowing what to learn next. I want to spare as many people as possible from this hamster wheel of ignorance. As a senior developer, I now know what steps the 2002-2010 Doug could have taken to learn more and advance his career much faster.
I didn’t have to suck that long, and neither do you.