Triad SQL Server User Group

The Triad SQL Server Users Group (TSSUG); is a forum where Microsoft SQL Server database administrators and developers meet to learn more about the product, share ideas and make contact with other similar individuals. Our group is run by SQL Server professionals for the benefit of anyone interested in participating in the group.
All of our meetings are free and open to anyone who is interested in sharing their knowledge of SQL Server. Our meetings are generally held on the last Tuesday of every other month, unless otherwise noted. Food is no longer being provided, however you are welcome to bring in your own.


Next Meeting: Tue, Mar 25 2014

Wayne Sheffield Presents Crazy Things Developers Do!

Language: English
Event Type: In-Person
Online Meeting URL: None

Crazy Things Developers Do!


UTC : Tue, Mar 25 2014 22:00 - 00:00
Event Time : Tue, Mar 25 2014 18:00 - 20:00 Eastern Daylight Time
Your Local Time: Tue, Mar 25 2014 22:00 - 00:00


4821 Koger Blvd
Greensboro, North Carolina

Direction: None

Featured Presentation

Crazy Things Developers Do!

Speaker: Wayne Sheffield, Principal Consultant Database Masters

Summary: Throughout my career, I’ve seen developers do some pretty crazy things to databases (and truth be told, I’ve done some of these myself!). Come to this session to learn what we do and why it’s bad to the database server (or your career)… and alternatives that can be used instead. Some of the topics that we’ll discuss are the pitfalls of using NOLOCK, how coding mistakes open up the database for SQL Injection attacks, and how design choices keep SQL Server dumb – and if it was allowed to be smart, it would be faster! Trust me… your DBA will love you for making these changes.

About Wayne: Wayne Sheffield, a Microsoft Certified Master in SQL Server and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional, started working with xBase databases in the late 80’s. With over 25 years in IT, he has worked with SQL Server (since 6.5 in the late 90’s) in various dev/admin roles, with an emphasis in performance tuning. He is the author of several articles at, a co-author of “SQL Server T-SQL Recipes”, and enjoys sharing his knowledge by presenting at SQL events worldwide and blogging at








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