T-SQL Tuesday - Assumptions, and Wisdom

08 July 2014

It's T-SQL Tuesday today. The topic: assumptions, things that are accepted as true, without proof.

There are some great posts to read.

There is some amazing wisdom in these posts. I'd recommend reading each and every thing here. Twice. Don't assume you already know these lessons (see what I did there?).

About T-SQL Tuesday

T-SQL Tuesday was started by Adam Machanic ( Blog | @AdamMachanic ) in 2009. It’s a monthly blog party with a rotating host, who is responsible for providing a new topic each month. In case you've missed a month or two, Steve Jones ( Blog | @way0utwest ) maintains a complete list for your reading enjoyment.

Thanks for blogging, and for reading!

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T-SQL Tuesday - Assumptions

01 July 2014

It's hard to rock the boat.
It's hard to ask the basic questions that everybody knows.
It's hard to slow down and ask for clarification.

So, we improvise. We guess: things that are accepted as true, without proof. We often forget our assumptions, or make them instinctively.

For this T-SQL Tuesday, the topic is assumptions.

For example:

  • The sun will come up tomorrow.
  • Firewalls and anti-virus are enough to protect my computer.
  • My backups work even if I don't restore them.
  • I don't need to check for that error, it'll never happen.

Your assignment for this month is to write about a big assumption you encounter at work, one that people are uncomfortable talking about. Every team has an elephant in the room.

What happens if these big guesses aren't true?

Housekeeping

A few rules to follow when participating:

  • Your post must be published between 00:00 PDT Tuesday, July 8th, 2014, and 00:00 PDT Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
  • Your post must contain the T-SQL Tuesday logo from above and the image should link back to this blog post.
  • Trackbacks won't work, so please tweet a link to me (@DevNambi) or send an email (me at devnambi dot com).

Some optional (and highly encouraged) things to also do:

  • Include a reference to T-SQL Tuesday in the title of your post
  • Tweet about your post using the hash tag #TSQL2sDay
  • Consider hosting T-SQL Tuesday yourself. Adam Machanic keeps the list.

About T-SQL Tuesday

T-SQL Tuesday was started by Adam Machanic ( Blog | @AdamMachanic ) in 2009. It’s a monthly blog party with a rotating host, who is responsible for providing a new topic each month. In case you've missed a month or two, Steve Jones ( Blog | @way0utwest ) maintains a complete list for your reading enjoyment.

Results

This July's T-SQL Tuesday is now over. Well over a dozen people contributed their insight and wisdom, and they're well worth a read.

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