Aveek Das
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Diving deep with complex Data Structures

July 29, 2020 by

In my previous article, Understanding common Data Structures, I have mentioned the most commonly used data structures in software programming. In this article, let us get into some more details about the other data structures that are a bit complex than the ones already discussed but also used quite often while designing software applications. Here, we will look into the following data structures.

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Aveek Das

Understanding the SQL MERGE statement

July 27, 2020 by

In this article, I am going to give a detailed explanation of how to use the SQL MERGE statement in SQL Server. The MERGE statement in SQL is a very popular clause that can handle inserts, updates, and deletes all in a single transaction without having to write separate logic for each of these. You can specify conditions on which you expect the MERGE statement to insert, update, or delete, etc.

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Rajendra Gupta
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Visual Studio Code (VS Code) for SQL Server development

July 16, 2020 by

In the previous article, Getting started with Visual Studio Code (VS Code), we took a detailed overview of the popular code editor. It supports various programming languages t-SQL, Python, PHP, AWS CLI, PowerShell, etc. We need to use extensions in the VS code to work with these languages. For example, if we open the T-SQL script, it recommends you for the below extension.

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Aveek Das

Understanding common Data Structures

July 15, 2020 by

In this article, I am going to walk you through the concepts of the common Data Structures that every student, colleague working with computers should be aware of. Data Structure forms an integral part of any system or database design. It is a very interesting and intuitive concept that you can apply anywhere. Through this article, I aim to introduce the beginners to the concepts of Data Structures and brush up the same for colleagues who have already been associated with the industry for years. This will also help you understand some database concepts more easily once you have a grasp over these concepts.

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Frank Solomon
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Using SQL Server Extended Events to debug applications

July 3, 2020 by


Often enough, multilayer software has bugs. SQL Server Extended Events system offers tools that can help find those bugs. A bug can happen in any layer – data, logic, or presentation. To fix those bugs, it helps to see the exact parameters and values that the presentation layer sends to the data layer. As a data layer product, SQL Server Extended Events can help with this.

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Jignesh Raiyani
Inserted and Deleted magic tables in SQL Server

Magic Tables in SQL Server

June 23, 2020 by

There are Magic Tables (virtual tables) in SQL Server that hold the temporal information of recently inserted and recently deleted data in the virtual table. INSERTED and DELETED are two types of magic tables in SQL Server. An INSERTED magic table is populated with INSERT and UPDATE operations and DELETED magic table is populated with UPDATE and DELETE operations.

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Aveek Das
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Exploring actions and tasks in the SQLPackage Utility

June 4, 2020 by

In this article, I am going to explain in detail about actions and tasks in the SQLPackage Utility. In my previous article, I have explained the overview of the SQLPackage utility. The SQLPackage utility is a command-line utility tool provided by Microsoft to automate SQL Server database deployments. Since this utility is cross-platform, you can easily install it on any operating system of your choice. SQLPackage actions are the types of functions that we can achieve with this utility. You can install this utility directly on any production server and it can be used as is. You can find more information about this utility and SQLPackage actions from the official documentation from Microsoft.

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Aveek Das
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Getting Started with the SQLPackage Utility

May 28, 2020 by

In this article, I’m going to explain in detail about the SQLPackage utility that is provided by Microsoft in order to automate database deployments. In my previous article regarding Data-Tier Applications in SQL Server, I have mentioned how to create a DACPAC and a BACPAC file from an existing SQL Server Database. The underlying technology behind creating the DACPAC and the BACPAC files is the SQLPackage utility, which helps to create those files.

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