Interviews Archives

On this page we have archived interviews we’ve conducted with teachers and other bloggers.

I would encourage you to look at these articles and find one that interests you.  Each interview provides insight on what you should know when learning SQL, and what pitfalls to avoid.

Check out the article What does it take to be a Junior DBA? to learn more about becoming a DBA. If you’re more into software development, then you’ll find Interview with Alessandro Alpi on Database Life Cycle Management and interesting read.

All the examples for this lesson are based on Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio and the sample databases AdventureWorks and WideWorldImporters.  You can get started using these free tools using my guide Getting Started Using SQL Server


Interview with Alessandro Alpi on Database Life Cycle Management

Database Life Cycle

I recently had the opportunity to interview Alessandro Alpi, a SQL Server MVP, regarding SQL and ALM (Application Life cycle Management).  In this interview we talk about the tool and importance of managing your code and static data with version control software such as Git.  In addition we talk about testing. All these topics struck […]

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BI For Beginners – a Business Intelligence Interview with Brian Larson

Business Intelligence

I recently had the opportunity to ask Brian Larson some questions regarding Business Intelligence.  For those new to the field, Business Intelligence, or BI for short, is an rapidly expanding  field within the database realm. BI brings with it a different way of thinking!  We all struggled to understand normalization and create efficient transactional data […]

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Learning SQL

Recently I had a chance to ask Allen Taylor questions about learning SQL and his perspective on the learning and using the language.  Allen has worked with computer for over thirty years, and brings a wealth of experience to the table.  Allen has written many books on databases and frequently lectures.  Please be sure to […]

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